Depression in End Stage Renal Disease Patients on Maintenance Hemodialysis at Liaquat University Hospital Hyderabad / Jamshoro
Objective: To determine the depression in end stage renal disease patients on hemodialysis at Liaquat University Hospital. Study Design: Cross sectional study. Settings: Department of Medicine & Nephrology at Liaquat University Hospital Hyderabad Pakistan. Duration: Six months from February 2015 to January 2016. Methodology: All the Male or Female of age 14-70 years having ESRD patients on maintenance hemodialysis for >3 months period were included. Questionnaire proforma was filled and patient who score 5 or more on depression scale were labeled as positive for depression. An informed written consent for the study was obtained from the patients and their relatives. All the data was recorded on a pre-designed proforma. Data was analyzed by using SPSS version 20. Results: The mean age of patients was 52.21±7.90 years. There were 69.9% males and 30.1% female patients. Out of all 35.8% patients were employed while 64.2% patients were unemployed. Most of the patients 92.3% were married and 7.7% were unmarried. The depression in patients with end stage renal disease was found in 47.2%patients. Conclusion: The frequency of depression in end stage renal disease patients on hemodialysis at Liaquat University Hospital was found to be higher as 47.2%. However, there is need to involve the expert Psychiatrists to cope with this higher problem of depression to improve their quality of life by giving them additional anti-depressant along with hemodialysis.