Depression, symptoms and the quality of life in patients on hemodialysis for end-stage renal disease.

@article{Son2009DepressionSA,
  title={Depression, symptoms and the quality of life in patients on hemodialysis for end-stage renal disease.},
  author={Youn-Jung Son and Kyung-Sook Choi and Young-Rye Park and J. Bae and Jeong-Beom Lee},
  journal={American journal of nephrology},
  year={2009},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={36-42}
}
BACKGROUND End-stage renal disease (ESRD) is a progressive, debilitating, chronic illness requiring nursing and medical interventions. The goal of this study was to explore the level of depression experienced by patients receiving hemodialysis (n = 146), and to compare the symptoms with the quality of life (QoL) between patients that were depressed and those that were not depressed. METHODS For this descriptive, cross-sectional survey, participants aged 18 and above were recruited from three… CONTINUE READING