Dickens Akena

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Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Does screening HIV-positive individuals in uganda for major depressive disorder improve case detection rates and antidepressant prescription?
    Dickens Akena
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS Behav 17:2802-7. 2013
  2. pmc The association between aids related stigma and major depressive disorder among HIV-positive individuals in Uganda
    Dickens Akena
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 7:e48671. 2012
  3. pmc Comparing the accuracy of brief versus long depression screening instruments which have been validated in low and middle income countries: a systematic review
    Dickens Akena
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Psychiatry 12:187. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint A comparison of the clinical features of depression in HIV-positive and HIV-negative patients in Uganda
    D H Akena
    Department of Psychiatry, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda
    Afr J Psychiatry (Johannesbg) 13:43-51. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Sensitivity and specificity of a visual depression screening instrument among HIV-positive individuals in Uganda, an area with low literacy
    Dickens Akena
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS Behav 16:2399-406. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Sensitivity and specificity of clinician administered screening instruments in detecting depression among HIV-positive individuals in Uganda
    Dickens Akena
    a Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS Care 25:1245-52. 2013

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Publications6

  1. doi request reprint Does screening HIV-positive individuals in uganda for major depressive disorder improve case detection rates and antidepressant prescription?
    Dickens Akena
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS Behav 17:2802-7. 2013
    ..04-20.24). Identification of major depressive disorder by clinicians in HIV settings remains poor. However, routine screening can improve case detection rates and the proportion of patients receiving antidepressants...
  2. pmc The association between aids related stigma and major depressive disorder among HIV-positive individuals in Uganda
    Dickens Akena
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 7:e48671. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the associations between major depressive disorder, AIDS-related stigma, immune status, and sociodemographic variables with the aim of making recommendations that can guide clinicians...
  3. pmc Comparing the accuracy of brief versus long depression screening instruments which have been validated in low and middle income countries: a systematic review
    Dickens Akena
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Psychiatry 12:187. 2012
    ..However, it remains unknown whether the brief instruments validated in LMIC are as accurate as the long ones...
  4. ncbi request reprint A comparison of the clinical features of depression in HIV-positive and HIV-negative patients in Uganda
    D H Akena
    Department of Psychiatry, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda
    Afr J Psychiatry (Johannesbg) 13:43-51. 2010
    ..This study compared the clinical features of major depression between HIV-Positive and HIV-negative patients with a view to intervention strategies...
  5. doi request reprint Sensitivity and specificity of a visual depression screening instrument among HIV-positive individuals in Uganda, an area with low literacy
    Dickens Akena
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS Behav 16:2399-406. 2012
    ..The AVIDI demonstrated a good psychometric property and can therefore be used to screen for depression in settings with higher rates of illiteracy...
  6. doi request reprint Sensitivity and specificity of clinician administered screening instruments in detecting depression among HIV-positive individuals in Uganda
    Dickens Akena
    a Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS Care 25:1245-52. 2013
    ..All three instruments showed good properties as screening tools; the PHQ-9 has particularly high sensitivity and specificity, and so can be considered useful for screening HIV-positive patients for depression...