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Anales de la Facultad de Medicina

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ARANDA-PANIORA, Franklin. Depression and anxiety in primary caregivers at Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño. An. Fac. med. [online]. 2017, vol.78, n.3, pp.277-280. ISSN 1025-5583.

Objective: Depression and anxiety in primary caregivers of pediatric inpatients. Design: Clinical, crosssectional, descriptive study. Location: Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño, Lima, Peru. Participants: Primary caregivers of pediatric inpatients. Interventions: Goldberg test for depression, anxiety and comorbidity was applied to 240 primary caregivers of pediatric inpatients in 2014-2016. Results: 87.5% of primary caregivers presented some type of disorder: comorbidity 57%, anxiety 13.5%, and depression 17%; 12.5% did not present any disorder. Conclusions: The frequency of anxiety and depression in primary caregivers of pediatric patients is greater than in the general population.

Keywords : Depression; Anxiety; Primary Caregivers.

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