According to the statistics released by the Department of Health,Executive Yuan in 2005,depression, cancer and AIDS will become the three main diseases of the 21st century.The prevalence of depression is 5.8% for males and 9.5% for women in the worldwide total population each year.Depression ranks second next to cardiovascular disease and impacts on social and economic burdens.From the perspectives of prevalence,suicide rate,loss of workforce,family burden,co-morbidities and health care expenses,the issues related to caring for patients with depression should not be overlooked.Communication is often neglected while exploring the issues of caring for depressed patients,which can consequently affect their family,work performance,social interaction,and even leads to a risk of suicide.Therefore,in order to enhance their psychological adjustment and health management,it is particularly important to achieve effective communications.
Primary Outcome Measures:
- Exploring the experience of communication for patients with depression [ Time Frame: six months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- The study does not involve drugs or invasive test.
- Does not have hurt the lives of the respondents.
- Your information anonymous and efforts to provide 24-hour contact line and other mechanisms,the inconvenience or injury to reduce.
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||October 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
This study aims to investigate the experiences of communication for patients with depression.Purposive sampling will be used to recruit participants in this study.Eligible participants consist of those who attend the outpatient department of psychiatry regularly,have emotional stability and clear consciousness,More than 20 years old,can be communicated in Mandarin or Taiwanese,and are willing to take the interviews.In-depth interviews will be conducted to collect qualitative data,and data will be categorized and analyzed according to Tesch(1990).Sampling will be stopped until data saturation.The findings may be referenced by the relevant agencies and medical institutions to care the patients with depression,as well as provide a basis for nursing care and education.