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Depression, suicidality, and alcohol use disorder among people living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, June 2017
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Title
Depression, suicidality, and alcohol use disorder among people living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria
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BMC Public Health, June 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12889-017-4467-5
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Catherine O. Egbe, Patrick S. Dakum, Ernest Ekong, Brandon A. Kohrt, John G. Minto, Cynthia J. Ticao

Abstract

People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) face various day-to-day and long-term personal, interpersonal, social, physical and psychological challenges as a result of, and in addition to the health conditions they are susceptible to due to their HIV status. There is a dearth of large-scale research to provide robust prevalence estimates of mental health problems among PLHIV, especially in Nigeria. This study aimed to ascertain the prevalence and factors associated with major depressive episodes, suicidality, and alcohol use disorder among people living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria. A survey of 1187 participants aged 18 years and above was conducted within three HIV treatment centres in Abuja, Nigeria. Depression, suicidality, and alcohol use disorder modules of the WHO World Mental Health Composite International Diagnostic Interview questionnaire were used for this study. A socio-demographic questionnaire was also used to collect other health and demographic data. Descriptive statistics (frequency distribution, percentage, mean, median, mode, and standard deviation) and regression analyses were conducted to explore associations between mental health problems and demographic and other health-related factors. Twelve-month prevalence rates were 28.2% for major depressive episodes, 2.9% for suicidal ideation, 2.3% for suicide attempts, 7.8% for harmful alcohol use, 7.0% for alcohol abuse, and 2.2% for alcohol dependence. Major depressive episodes were significantly associated with having planned suicide and marital status. Suicidal ideation was significantly associated with major depressive episodes, marital status, and religion. Females were less likely to be diagnosed with alcohol disorders. Some people living with HIV/AIDS also tend to suffer from depression, suicidality, and alcohol use disorders. These findings highlight the need for the integration of mental health services into HIV/AIDS care in Nigeria.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 104 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 21 20%
Student > Postgraduate 20 19%
Researcher 15 14%
Student > Bachelor 11 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 10%
Other 10 10%
Unknown 17 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 40 38%
Nursing and Health Professions 18 17%
Psychology 15 14%
Social Sciences 5 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 2%
Other 5 5%
Unknown 19 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 July 2017.
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#1,844,920
of 11,604,759 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#2,182
of 7,978 outputs
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#62,663
of 270,198 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#72
of 205 outputs
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