Category: Clinical Sciences/Health Conditions
Objectives: This study determined the risk levels of patients during confinement. Specifically, it determined:
1. the average score and the number of patients under each severity level of the BDI-II screening tool upon referral to rehab, seven days and 14 days after referral to rehabilitation;
2. the difference in BDI scores between referral to rehab and the 7th day, 14th day, and 7th day and the 14th day after referral .
3. significance of the difference in BDI scores between between referral to rehab and the 7th day, 14th day, and 7th day and the 14th day after referral.
Design: Ninety-five admitted patients qualified to the study according to the inclusion criteria. The BDI II score of the patients were obtained upon referral, on the 7th and 14th hospital day. Using the initial BDI scores, the patients were classified into minimal, mild, moderate and severe risk level. The BDI score of each classification were obtained on the 7th and 14th hospital day. The differences of BDI scores in each classification between the time of referral and the 7th day, 14th hospital day, and the 7th and 14th hospital day were dtermined and its significance was treated using paired t-test set at p< 0.05.
Results: There is no significant increase or decrease in the BDI scores among the different risk levels on the 7th and 14th day of admission except for those in the mild risk classification which showed significant increase. On the other hand, there was only one patient who initially showed moderate risk but scored minimal in the succedding two weeks.
Conclusions: This study showed no significant increase nor decrease in BDI scores among the admitted patients. However, those who initially belonged to the mild risk classification showed significant increase.