[Validation of a clinimetric scale for the diagnosis for depression in patients with diabetes mellitus type 2, in primary health care].

@article{DazRodrguez2006ValidationOA,
  title={[Validation of a clinimetric scale for the diagnosis for depression in patients with diabetes mellitus type 2, in primary health care].},
  author={Gustavo D{\'i}az-Rodr{\'i}guez and Hortensia ia Reyes-Morales and Alma Ethelia L{\'o}pez-Caudana and Jorge Javier Caraveo-Anduaga and Magda Luz Atri{\'a}n-Salazar},
  journal={Revista de investigacion clinica; organo del Hospital de Enfermedades de la Nutricion},
  year={2006},
  volume={58 5},
  pages={
          432-40
        }
}
BACKGROUND The prevalence of depression in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) is of up to 49.3% in primary care clinics. Nevertheless, medical doctors only recognize only 30% of these cases. Depression is associated with poor glycemic control, increase of diabetes complications, deterioration in patient's quality of life, and increase in demand and resources to provide care. The objective was to design and validate a clinimetric scale for the diagnosis of depression (CSDD in patients… CONTINUE READING

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