Impact of locus of control, religiosity and exercise on depression in a Northern Nigerian Teaching Hospital
AbstractThe study assesses the combined effects of locus of control, religiosity, and physical exercise constructs on the global health outcome in depressed patients at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital Shika,Zaria.
A cross-sectional study design was used; fifteen (15) participants were purposively selected from diagnosed depressed patients attending follow up clinic at the department of Psychiatry, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital Shika, Zaria. There is a positive relationship between all measures, religiosity and locus of control (.62), Becks depression inventory and locus of control (.92), Becks depression inventory and religiosity (.67). the mean BDI score dropped to 10.67 after treatment, a high internal LOC to 11.0 also after treatment and an increase in REL to 11.30 after treatment.