There were few reports about the risk factors of osteoporosis in women with depression in Taiwan. The purpose of this study was to explore the association between personal characteristics, life style, depression and bone density in 100 depressed women in northern Taiwan. In this cross-sectional study, data were collected by a structured questionnaire, Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-II), and Hologic Delphi QDR-2000 Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry. The results showed that: (1) lower bone density was found in older women and those with family history of osteoporosis (p＜.05 and p＜.01, respectively); (2) lower bone density was found in women without habit of tea consumption (p＜.01). (3) lower bone density in women with severe depression (p＜.001). The results indicated that in addition to providing symptom management and care, the health care team should also further examine the existence of low bone density and its related factors. The information will be helpful in preventing osteoporosis in those depressed women in the future.
|Original language||Traditional Chinese|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|