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dc.contributor.authorOvuga, Emilio
dc.contributor.authorBoardman, Jed
dc.contributor.authorWasserman, Danuta
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-11T12:57:53Z
dc.date.available2022-03-11T12:57:53Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.citationOvuga, E., Boardman, J., & Wasserman, D. (2005). The prevalence of depression in two districts of Uganda. Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology, 40(6), 439-445. DOI 10.1007/s00127-005-0915-0en_US
dc.identifier.other10.1007/s00127-005-0915-0
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/xmlui/handle/123456789/2735
dc.description.abstractBackground Little information is available on the prevalence of depression in Uganda.Given the recent political history of Uganda, depression may be common. Method The aim was to estimate the point prevalence of probable clinical depressive disorder among the general population in two contrasting districts of Uganda. Translated versions (in Madi and Lusoga) of the 13-item Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) were administered to a systematic sample of adult residents in the Adjumani and Bugiri districts of Uganda. Results The overall prevalence of probably clinically significant depression (BDI score of 20–39) was 17.4%.Significantly higher rates were found in women and in Adjumani District. Conclusion Depression is common in Uganda and particularly in the more troubled and less socially cohesive district of Adjumani.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSocial psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiologyen_US
dc.subjectDepressionen_US
dc.subjectPrevalenceen_US
dc.subjectBeck Depression Inventoryen_US
dc.subjectEpidemiologyen_US
dc.subjectUgandaen_US
dc.titleThe prevalence of depression in two districts of Ugandaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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