Journal of Diabetology

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 19--24

Depressive symptoms among participants with type 2 diabetes in Southeast Asia: A systematic review


Rifat Rezia1, Anwar Islam2, Sheikh Mohammed Shariful Islam3 
1 Center for Control of Chronic Diseases (CCCD), International Center for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2 School of Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Health, York University, Toronto, Canada
3 Center for Control of Chronic Diseases (CCCD), International Center for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh; Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, Melbourne, Victoria; Cardiovascular Division, The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sheikh Mohammed Shariful Islam
Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, VIC 3131

Objective: Diabetes and depression are two major non-communicable diseases that have increased in epidemic proportion globally. Depression is common in participants with diabetes causing increased morbidity and mortality. This article aimed to review co-morbid depression in participants with type 2 diabetes (T2D) in Southeast Asia. Methods: We conducted a systematic review of published literature on the prevalence of depression among adult patients with T2D in Southeast Asia. A comprehensive search was performed using PubMed, Google Scholar and BanglaJOL for published studies between 1990 and 2014 with full text available in English. Study selection and data extraction were conducted independently by two researchers. A formal meta-analysis was not performed, and only summary findings of the relevant studies were presented. Results: A total of six studies including 3837 participants were included. The prevalence of depressive symptoms among participants with T2D ranged from 14% to 41%, with the highest prevalence of 60.8% among female T2D patients in Pakistan. The pooled prevalence of depressive symptoms in participants with T2D was 27.7% (95% confidence interval 21.4%–34.0%). Depressive symptoms were higher among females in four studies and associated with increasing age. Conclusion: Our review shows a high prevalence of depressive symptoms among participants with T2D in Southeast Asia. Further research is needed to clarify the association between depressive symptoms and diabetes in this population group, and efforts for prevention, early diagnosis and optimum management through innovative mechanisms of both conditions are warranted.


How to cite this article:
Rezia R, Islam A, Shariful Islam SM. Depressive symptoms among participants with type 2 diabetes in Southeast Asia: A systematic review.J Diabetol 2018;9:19-24


How to cite this URL:
Rezia R, Islam A, Shariful Islam SM. Depressive symptoms among participants with type 2 diabetes in Southeast Asia: A systematic review. J Diabetol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Sep 27 ];9:19-24
Available from: http://www.journalofdiabetology.org/article.asp?issn=2078-7685;year=2018;volume=9;issue=1;spage=19;epage=24;aulast=Rezia;type=0