Depresja u osób chorych na cukrzycę insulinozależną w aspekcie poziomu satysfakcji z opieki pielęgniarskiej
The presented paper is an attempt to define the occurrence of depression symptoms among diabetic (insulin-dependent) patients and the level of their satisfaction from the nurses’ care. The research took place in 2004 among the patients and the control group. Depression symptoms were assessed using Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale (SDS). The results show that diabetic patients have higher level of depression symptoms than the control group (45% vs. 25%) but there was no significant correlation between being ill and the level of depression. It was found that there was a significant correlation between the level of depression, disease complications and the period of disease. The results show a connection between depression symptoms and the low level of satisfaction from the nurses’ care among diabetic patients.