Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2003 , Vol 49 , Num 2
Ayaktan Tedavi Gören Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Hastalarında Psikiyatrik Bozukluklar
Ferda Özdemir 1 ,Kaan Uzunca 2 ,Erdal Vardar 3 ,Derya DEMİRBAĞ KABAYEL 4 ,Siranuş Kokino 5
1 Trakya Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Edirne
2 Trakya Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Edirne
3 Trakya Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Psikiyatri Anabilim Dalı, Edirne
4 Trakya Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Fizik Tedavi ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Edirne,Türkiye
5 Trakya Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Edirne

Physical therapy and rehabilitation patients are generally older and have chronic complaints. Co-morbidity with psychiatric disorders is a frequent problem in this group of patients. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of the psychiatric disorders in outpatient clinic of Trakya University School of Medicine Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Department. Study was limited to a one-month period. 152 patients were included in the study and Prime MD screening form was used to detect disorders. Disorder groups were depression, anxiety disorders and somatoform disorders. 98 of 152 patients (64.5%) were identified to have psychiatric disorder. Majority of these patients (49.3%) were diagnosed with major depression. Mean age was lower in psychiatric disordered group. As a result, high rates of psychiatric disorders were shown in physical therapy and rehabilitation patients. Psychiatric disorders must be identified and treated earlier for both differential diagnosis problems and good prognosis.

Keywords : Physical therapy, psychiatric disorder, co-morbidity