Association between depression and contact precautions in veterans at hospital admission

Hannah R. Day, Daniel J. Morgan, Seth Himelhoch, Atlisa Young, Eli N. Perencevich

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Abstract

Contact Precautions (CP) have been associated with depression and anxiety. We enrolled 103 patients on admission to a VA hospital and administered the Hospital Depression and Anxiety Scale (HADS). The mean unadjusted HADS score was 10% higher in patients on CP (14.3 vs 13.0; P = .47), and the association was stronger after adjusting for other variables (mean difference, 2.2; P = .21). Although underpowered, in the largest study to date, patients on CP tended toward more depression and anxiety.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-165
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Volume39
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2011

Keywords

  • Depression
  • anxiety
  • isolation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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