Risk factors for depressive symptoms in a large population on chronic hemodialysis

  title={Risk factors for depressive symptoms in a large population on chronic hemodialysis},
  author={S{\^o}nia Maria Holanda Almeida Ara{\'u}jo and Veralice Meireles Sales de Bruin and Elizabeth de Francesco Daher and Gilson H. Almeida and Camila Andrade Mendes Medeiros and Pedro Felipe Carvalhedo de Bruin},
  journal={International Urology and Nephrology},
Despite their significant influence on the quality of life, depressive symptoms are not usually included as a clinical parameter in the evaluation of hemodialysis patients. We aimed to identify depressive symptoms and associated risk factors in a large group of individuals with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on chronic hemodialysis. This was a cross-sectional study of 400 consecutive patients. Cases were analyzed according to the presence/absence of depressive symptoms. All individuals were… CONTINUE READING
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