Depression and impaired work productivity among hemodialysis patients in south region of Saudi Arabia.

Depression and impaired work productivity among hemodialysis patients in south region of Saudi Arabia. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2018 Sep-Oct;29(5):1133-1138 Authors: AlShahrani MA, Alayed ASM, AlShehri AH, Solaiman O, Awadalla NJ, Alhomrany M Abstract Various studies have been published in different regions and countries about the prevalence of depression and its relationship with sociodemographic factors in patients on hemodialysis (HD). However, a gap in knowledge about the prevalence, correlates, detection, and treatment of depression and symptoms among dialysis patients in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This is cross-sectional study to assess the prevalence of depression in HD patients and work productivity in Aseer region using Beck's questionnaire to screen depression and work productivity and activity impairment questionnaire to assess the work productivity. The study was conducted in two governmental centers one in Abha and one in Khamis Mushait and involved 233 patients. Participants were interviewed personally and responded to specially designed structured anonymous questionnaire composed of four parts; sociodemographic, clinical and laboratory, Beck's depression inventory, and impaired productivity scale. Of the HD patients studied, 42% and 48.4% were suffering from clinical depression and impaired work productivity, respectively. The risk of clinical depression was significantly higher in the age group>40 years old and when the duration o...
Source: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl Source Type: research

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