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Young people with physical disability talking about depression

Publisher : Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development

Year : 2019

Abstract : The depression among people with disability is a serious health concern the depressive symptoms are more in people with disability than general population. The objective of this study is to scrutinize the differences between two controlled groups of physical disability a) with depression, b) to examine associations among social relationships, c) emotional factors and socio-demographic variables, d) pattern of peer group interactions, e) depression rate and finally overall functioning. The survey assessed 50 respondents with a physical disability from both gender categories between the age group of 12 years to 19 years. Both convenient and random sampling methods were applied and all the respondents are sustained with indepth interviews and discussions. People with physical disabilities have manifested a similar demographic profiles and social relationship factors during the study. The result shows from the study that, there is an association between depression and disability. The attained results explicit the overall functioning of people with physical disabilities. © 2019, Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development. All rights reserved.

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