Validation of depression screening scales in patients with CKD.

@article{Hedayati2009ValidationOD,
  title={Validation of depression screening scales in patients with CKD.},
  author={S. Susan Hedayati and Abu T.M. Minhajuddin and Robert Daniel Toto and David W. Morris and A. John Rush},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={2009},
  volume={54 3},
  pages={433-9}
}
BACKGROUND Depressive symptoms, assessed by using self-report scales, are present at a striking rate of 45% in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) at dialysis therapy initiation. These scales may emphasize somatic symptoms of anorexia, sleep disturbance, and fatigue, which may coexist with chronic disease symptoms and lead to overestimation of depression diagnosis. No study has validated these scales in patients with CKD before dialysis therapy initiation. STUDY DESIGN We conducted a… CONTINUE READING
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