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Title: Relationship of depression, stress and anxiety with hypertension in chinese Singaporean.
Authors: Wang, Joan ShuLing
Keywords: DRNTU::Science::Medicine
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: Current data on association of hypertension and depression, anxiety and stress levels are limited. This study aims to examine the relationship of hypertension and depression; anxiety and stress amongst 200 Singaporean Chinese aged 40 to 80 years old. We hypothesize that patients with hypertension have a higher chance of experiencing depression, anxiety and stress. A population-based sample of 200 Singaporean Chinese aged 40 to 80 years residing in South-Western part of Singapore was examined. The participants were recruited from participants that attended the Singapore Indian Chinese Cohort (SICC) Eye Study at Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI). Two blood pressure readings were taken during their visit to the study clinic. After their ocular examination for the SICC study, the participants underwent an interviewer administered psychometric test called Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS). Marginal association was found between hypertension and anxiety, and no association was found between hypertension, depression and stress. We concluded that there might be no association between hypertension and depression; anxiety and stress in Singapore due to good healthcare services available, which allows good control of blood pressure. However, as many studies showed significant association, future studies should be conducted to reconfirm this association amongst Singaporean Chinese.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10356/39409
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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