Nouman Hameed Sheikh, Mudassar Murtaza Cheema
Pakistan Journal of Medical & Health Sciences




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ABSTRACT

Aim: To assess the association of depression with anemia in patients of end stage kidney disease on maintenance hemodialysis twice weekly.

Methodology: It was cross-sectional study in which 232 patients were enrolled. Patients of end stage kidney disease on maintenance hemodialysis twice weekly and aged between 18-70 years were included. Anemia was identified by Hb values ≤11.0 g/dl and depression was assessed using Beck’s Depression Inventory (BDI).

Results: Among 232 patients, 62.9% were males. The mean age of the patients was 47.2±11.5 years. The mean Hb level was 8.8±1.16g/dl and mean BDI score was 23.4±8.83. Anemia was prevalent among 97.8% patients. Among patients, 23.7% had mild depression, 50% had moderate depression and 16.8% patients had severe depression.

Conclusion: There was significant association between depression and anemia among patients with end stage kidney disease on maintenance hemodialysis twice weekly.

Keywords: Association, depression, anemia, end stage kidney disease, hemodialysis



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