Our aim is to determine the association between the two
comorbidities using the Public Health Questionnaire-9
scale (PHQ-9) and the National Cholesterol Education
Program Adult Treatment Panel III (NCEP-ATP III).Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted at a
tertiary healthcare hospital in South India, using
consecutive non-probabilistic sampling. A total of 332
eligible adults above 18 years of age consented. The PHQ-
9 for depression and NCEP-ATP III for MetS were used.
The data was collected, coded, and analyzed using chi-
square and linear regression techniques to determine the
significance and strength of the relationship between
MetS and depression.The mean age of
participants with metabolic syndrome is significantly
higher than those without MetS (49.06±8.49 vs 46.32±9.23
years, p-value=0.005).Conclusion: Subjects with MetS are significantly older
than subjects without Mets. There is a significant
association between MetS and depression. Early
identification of depression in patients with MetS is
important and can enhance their quality of life.
Keywords : Depression; Diabetes; Metabolic syndrome; Mental health; Hypertension.