publication . Article . 2013

Adherence to treatment, emotional state and quality of life in patients with end-stage renal disease undergoing dialysis

García-Llana, Helena; Remor, Eduardo; Selgas, Rafael;
Open Access English
  • Published: 29 Jan 2013
  • Publisher: Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos del Principado de Asturias.
  • Country: Spain
A low rate of adherence to treatment is a widespread problem of great clinical relevance among dialysis patients. The objective of the present study is to determine the relationship between adherence, emotional state (depression, anxiety, and perceived stress), and healthrelated quality of life (HRQOL) in renal patients undergoing dialysis. Method: Two patient groups (30 in hemodialysis and 31 in peritoneal dialysis) participated in this study. We evaluated aspects of adherence, depression, anxiety, perceived stress, and HRQOL with self-report and standardized instruments. Results: Peritoneal dialysis patients reported signifi cantly higher levels of adherence t...
free text keywords: Adherence, Anxiety, Depression, Dialysis, Quality of life, Medicina
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