Indian Journal of Public Health

BRIEF RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 64  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 413--416

Prevalence of depression and the associated factors among the software professionals in Delhi: A cross-sectional study


P Aravind Gandhi1, Jugal Kishore2 
1 Senior Resident, Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
2 Director Professor and Head, Department of Community Medicine, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India

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P Aravind Gandhi
Room No. 135, Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, PGIMER, Chandigarh - 160 012
India

India is home to an estimated 57 million people (18% of the global estimate) affected by depression. We conducted a cross-sectional study to determine the prevalence of depression and associated factors among software professionals in Delhi National Capital Region, during 2017–2018 with a sample size of 310. Two-stage cluster sampling was used. A predesigned, pretested, semi-structured, English questionnaire was used. Patient Health Questionnaire 9, CAGE, CAGE Adapted to Include Drugs (CAGE-AID) questionnaire, Fagerstrom test for nicotine dependence questionnaire was used. Forty percent (124) of the participants were screened to have major depressive disorder. There was a statistically significant association between depression and marital status (P = 0.041), family type (P = 0.008), alcohol use (P < 0.001), substance use (P = 0.014), multiple roles in a project (P < 0.001), and shift of work (P < 0.008). Considering the high prevalence of depression, mental health screening program, sensitization, and promotion must be incorporated into the IT industry to prevent and detect depression early.


How to cite this article:
Gandhi P A, Kishore J. Prevalence of depression and the associated factors among the software professionals in Delhi: A cross-sectional study.Indian J Public Health 2020;64:413-416


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Gandhi P A, Kishore J. Prevalence of depression and the associated factors among the software professionals in Delhi: A cross-sectional study. Indian J Public Health [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Dec 5 ];64:413-416
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