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Depression, anxiety and stress among patients with dialysis and the association with quality of life

Bujang, Mohamad A. and Musa, Ramli and Wen Jiun, Liu and Thian Fook, Chew and Lim, Christopher T.S. and Morad, Zaki (2015) Depression, anxiety and stress among patients with dialysis and the association with quality of life. Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 18. pp. 49-52. ISSN 1876-2018

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Studies addressing the nature of relationship between psychological symptoms and quality of life among dialysis patients in Malaysia are scarce. Hence, this study is intended to investigate the association between psychological symptoms such as depression, anxiety and stress on the quality of life in dialysis patients. A cross sectional multicentre study was conducted from May to October 2012 at 15 centres that provide haemodialysis and/or peritoneal dialysis. Apart from socio-demographic profile data collection, WHOQOL-BREF and DASS21 questionnaires were administered to study subjects. All three psychological symptoms had significant impact on quality of life domains of physical health, psychological health, social impact, perceived environment and overall quality of life. These findings suggest that subjects with symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress had poorer quality of life than those without, highlighting the negative impact of psychological symptoms.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5818/45956
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anxiety; Depression; Dialysis patients; Quality of life; Stress
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Psychiatry
Depositing User: Professor Ramli Musa
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2015 09:43
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2018 12:43
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/45956

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