Psychiatric complications of hemodialysis at a kidney center in Nigeria.

  title={Psychiatric complications of hemodialysis at a kidney center in Nigeria.},
  author={Henry Stephens Aghanwa and Olufemi Morakinyo},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  volume={42 5},
The mental state of 20 consecutive hemodialysis patients investigated at a Nigerian renal unit was assessed using the 30-item General Health Questionnaire, Present State Examination, and clinical evaluation using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, revised third edition (DSM-III-R). Findings were compared with those of orthopedic patients and apparently healthy controls. A standard interview was used in eliciting sociodemographic data from the subjects. A significantly higher prevalence of… CONTINUE READING
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