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Title: Quality of life among Iranian major depressive disorder patients: a qualitative study
Author: Milad Rezaiye, Moloud Radfar & Masumeh Hemmati MaslakPak
Background Research indicates that the prevalence of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is high and it reduces patient’s Quality of Life (QoL). Nowadays, in addition to reducing the symptoms of MDD, emphasis is on the concept of QoL as the purpose of treating these patients. However, we still do not know what these patient’s attitudes and perceptions are about QoL. This study aims to clarify the Iranian patient’s attitudes and perceptions of QoL’s meaning through a qualitative paradigm. Results During the data analysis, “Agitation factors”, “Destructive effects”, and “Gratifications” were developed as three main themes with 13 main categories, 39 sub-categories, and 879 codes. According to the findings the main priority of patients with MDD was Agitation factors, which plays a remarkable role in the concept of QoL. Conclusions MDD leads to deterioration in the QoL of these individuals in different parts. The novelty of this study leads to the creation of a deep and realistic attitude in national and global nurses towards the QoL of majorly depressed patients in order to remove the aggravating factors of the disorder and create a pleasant life based on the adequate and specialized understanding of the consequences of this disorder according to the preferences of patients and provide a suitable quality of life for these patients.
Journal: Middle East Curr Psychiatry 30, 22 (2023)