Quality of life and depression in haemodialysis patients.

  title={Quality of life and depression in haemodialysis patients.},
  author={Francisco F. Teles and Ana Let{\'i}cia Amorim de Albuquerque and Ingrid Karoline Freitas Guedes Lins and Patr{\'i}cia Carvalho Medrado and Andr{\'e} Falc{\~a}o Pedrosa Costa},
  journal={Psychology, health & medicine},
  volume={23 9},
Chronic kidney disease is associated with a high prevalence of depression, which increases inversely with the glomerular filtration rate. This paper aims to evaluate the factors associated with a low quality of life and depression in patients on haemodialysis. Two hundred patients undergoing haemodialysis answered the Medical Outcomes Study 36 - Item Short - Form Health Survey (SF-36) and Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). Clinical and laboratory variables were analysed and correlated with these… CONTINUE READING

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