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Authors: Karapati, Irene
metadata.dc.contributor.advisor: Griveas, Ioannis
Keywords: Κατάθλιψη;Depression
Issue Date: 2-Jun-1967
Abstract: ABSTRACT Introduction: It is widely accepted that patients with end-stage renal disease experience a variety of problems due to medical illness as well as psychological problems that negatively affect the outcome of the disease. Anxiety and depression are the most common psychiatric disorders that go hand in hand with kidney failure. Aim: The aim of the present study was to investigate the levels of depression and anxiety in patients with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis. Material and Method: For this purpose, a simultaneous study was performed on a sample of 70 patients undergoing dialysis. Assessment of anxiety and depression levels was performed using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) tool. Results: The results of the present study showed that a significant percentage of patients with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis show severe levels of anxiety (35.7%) and depression (34.2%). Increased age, higher education and marital status (divorced / widowed) were associated with a higher risk of depression and anxiety. Conclusions: More research is needed to identify patients on dialysis who are at risk for depression and anxiety. There is a need for individualized assessment of patients undergoing dialysis to implement specific interventions to reduce stress and depression levels.
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