2017, Cilt 26, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 171-176
Comparison of Anxiety, Depression and the Quality of Life Between Hemodialysis and Renal Transplantation Patients
DOI 10.5262/tndt.2017.1002.07
Dilek BARUTÇU ATAŞ1, Hakkı ARIKAN1, Sabahat ALIŞIR ECDER2, Hilmi ÇİFTÇİ3
1Marmara Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Nefroloji Bilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye
2Medeniyet Üniversitesi Göztepe Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Nefroloji Bilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye
3Medeniyet Üniversitesi Göztepe Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, İç Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye
Keywords: Anxiety, Depression, Hemodialysis, Quality of life, Renal transplantation

OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to compare anxiety, depression and the quality of life in hemodialysis (HD) and renal transplant (Tx) patients.MATERIAL and METHODS: A total of 90 patients (50 HD, 40 Tx) were included in the study. Data was collected using the Beck Anxiety Inventory, Beck Depression Inventory and the SF-36 quality of life scale. Chi-square test, analysis of variance and independent samples t test were used for statistical analysis.

RESULTS: Both groups had similar socio-demographic characteristics. There was no significant difference in anxiety and depression scores between the groups (p>0,05). However, anxiety and depression scores were higher in women. There was no correlation between the duration of dialysis treatment with anxiety or depression but the post-transplant time was positively correlated with anxiety and depression. The quality of life sub-scales of physical function, physical role difficulties, role emotional distress, vitality, general health and physical component scores were found lower in the HD group (p<0.05). Quality of life scores were similar in males and females.

CONCLUSION: Anxiety and depression scores were similar in HD and renal transplantation patients whereas the quality of life was better in the Tx group.


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