Determinants and prevalence of depression in patients with chronic renal disease, and their caregivers
Received 14 April 2017
Accepted for publication 17 May 2017
Published 3 July 2017 Volume 2017:10 Pages 183—189
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Editor who approved publication: Professor Pravin Singhal
Sana Hawamdeh, Aljawharah Mohammed Almari, Asrar Salem Almutairi, Wireen Leila T Dator
College of Nursing, Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Introduction: This study explored the prevalence of depression among the patients with chronic kidney disease and their caregivers and its association to their demographic profile.
Methods: A descriptive, correlational, cross-sectional study that used the Hamilton rating scale tool to assess the prevalence of depression among 226 patients undergoing hemodialysis and 105 of their caregivers in a hospital in Saudi Arabia.
Results: Patients with chronic renal disease and their caregivers experience depression at varying levels. Depression was positively associated with the socioeconomic and marital status of the patients. Socioeconomic status of the caregivers was seen to be associated with their depression.
Conclusion: Depression is highly prevalent among patients with chronic renal disease and their caregivers.
Keywords: caregivers, chronic renal disease, depression
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