Depressive Symptoms Among Asthmatic and Non-Asthmatic Patients Attending Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH), Peshawar

  • Fatima Zulfiqar Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar
  • Syed Sameer Asghar Layton Rahmatulla Benevolent Trust
Keywords: Depression, asthmatics, non-asthmatics, females, males


The purpose of the present research was to investigate the difference between the depressive symptoms among asthmatic and non-asthmatics. The total sample consisted of sixty (n=60) participants that included thirty (n=30) asthmatics and thirty (n=30) non-asthmatics both males and females. Convenient sampling technique was used in sample selection. The Beck Depression scale was used. Data was collected from the asthmatic patients in the Khyber Teaching Hospital. It was hypothesized that asthmatics will have more depressive symptoms than the non-asthmatics. The results supported the hypothesis (p<0.01). The female asthmatics scored slightly higher on scale of depression than male asthmatics.