Dickens Akena

Summary

Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc INtegration of DEPression Treatment into HIV Care in Uganda (INDEPTH-Uganda): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Glenn J Wagner
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA, USA
    Trials 15:248. 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. doi request reprint Qualitative study of the influence of antidepressants on the psychological health of patients on antiretroviral therapy in Uganda
    Elialilia S Okello
    a Department of Psychiatry, Makerere University, College of Health Sciences, PO Box 7072, Mulago Hill, Kampala, Uganda
    Afr J AIDS Res 11:37-44. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Giving "Sadness" a Name: The Need for Integrating Depression Treatment into HIV Care in Uganda
    Raymond Odokonyero
    Department of Psychiatry, Makerere University, College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda
    J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care 14:108-11. 2015
  10. doi request reprint The association between depression, quality of life, and the health care expenditure of patients with diabetes mellitus in Uganda
    Dickens Akena
    Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda
    J Affect Disord 174:7-12. 2015

Collaborators

  • Dan J Stein
  • Noeline Nakasujja
  • Seggane Musisi
  • Raymond Odokonyero
  • Victoria Ngo
  • Glenn J Wagner
  • Glenn Wagner
  • Elialilia S Okello
  • Ekwaro A Obuku
  • Peter Glick
  • Gerry Ryan
  • VICTORIA K NGO

Detail Information

Publications10

  1. pmc INtegration of DEPression Treatment into HIV Care in Uganda (INDEPTH-Uganda): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Glenn J Wagner
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA, USA
    Trials 15:248. 2014
    ..The aims of this trial are to evaluate the implementation outcomes and cost-effectiveness of a task-shifting, protocolized model of antidepressant care for HIV clinics in Uganda...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. doi request reprint Qualitative study of the influence of antidepressants on the psychological health of patients on antiretroviral therapy in Uganda
    Elialilia S Okello
    a Department of Psychiatry, Makerere University, College of Health Sciences, PO Box 7072, Mulago Hill, Kampala, Uganda
    Afr J AIDS Res 11:37-44. 2012
    ..However, keeping the particular study design in mind, these findings should be interpreted as preliminary. ..
  9. doi request reprint Giving "Sadness" a Name: The Need for Integrating Depression Treatment into HIV Care in Uganda
    Raymond Odokonyero
    Department of Psychiatry, Makerere University, College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda
    J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care 14:108-11. 2015
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  10. doi request reprint The association between depression, quality of life, and the health care expenditure of patients with diabetes mellitus in Uganda
    Dickens Akena
    Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda
    J Affect Disord 174:7-12. 2015
    ..Co-morbid DM and depression remains poorly identified and inadequately treated in sub-Saharan Africa...