Recurrent subthreshold depression in type 2 diabetes: an important risk factor for poor health outcomes

Diabetes Care: November 6, 2013

OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association between recurrent subthreshold depressive episodes and functioning in a prospective community sample of people with type 2 diabetes.

RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A prospective community study in Quebec, Canada, was carried out between 2008 and 2013 (n=1064). Five yearly follow-up assessments (telephone interviews) were conducted. Baseline and the first three follow-up assessments were used to identify recurrent subthreshold depressive episodes (PHQ-9). Functioning (WHODAS-II) and health related quality of life (CDC unhealthy days) at four and five years follow up assessment were the outcome measure Read More