Relationship between psychiatric disorders and quality of life in nondialysis patients with chronic kidney disease.

@article{Peng2013RelationshipBP,
  title={Relationship between psychiatric disorders and quality of life in nondialysis patients with chronic kidney disease.},
  author={Tao Peng and Zhao Hu and Ling Guo and Qing Xia and Dengren Li and Xiangdong Yang},
  journal={The American journal of the medical sciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={345 3},
  pages={218-21}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between psychiatric disorders (anxiety and depression) and quality of life (QOL) in nondialysis patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS QOL was evaluated in a sample of 57 nondialysis patients with CKD using the 36-item Short Form Health Survey questionnaire comprising 8 scales, including the physical component summary and mental component summary measures. Depression and anxiety were estimated using the Hamilton… CONTINUE READING
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