Mastery, Social Support and Depression of Patients With Major Depression

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 15, 2005
Last Update Posted : November 24, 2005
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National Taiwan University Hospital

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study was to discuss the relation of mastery, social support and depression in patients with depressive disorder. Cross-sectional quantitive study and purposive sampling method were designed. Data collection and analysis was conducted through structural questionnaires (including demographics, social support scale, mastery scale, CESD scale) at a medical center in Taipei. Results showed that patients with depression whose degree of depression was negative correlated with mastery and social support, and mastery was positive correlated with social support. Regression statistics results showed that mastery, social support, age, loss of jobs can predict degree of depression up to 60 percent. The mastery was strongest independent predictable factor to degree of depression, and had partial or total mediate effects to age, loss of jobs, financial condition, and social support. The result of this study suggested that clinically the care of patients with depression should focus on their confidence in mastery and provide strategies to promote their confidence in mastery, which can effectively reduce the degree of depression of those patients.

Condition or disease

Study Type : Observational
Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Study Start Date : October 2004
Study Completion Date : April 2005

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients with depression

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00172848

Taipei, Taiwan
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Study Chair: Ping-Chuan Hsiung, Ph.D Department of Nursing, National Taiwan Umiversity Identifier: NCT00172848     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 9461700303
First Posted: September 15, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 24, 2005
Last Verified: July 2005

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depressive Disorder
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders