| Published: December 31, 2020
Anxiety, depression and quality of life among adult patients in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Department of Neuropsychiatry, University of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, DRC, Faculty of Public Health, Lomo University of Research, Kinshasa, DRC, Walter Sisulu University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Mthatha, South Africa Google Scholar More about the auther
Aim: To assess the level of anxiety, depression and quality of life of patients with chronic hemodialysis. Methods: This cross-sectional study was carried out from 1 September 2017 to 31 January 2018 in three hemodialysis centers in the City Province of Kinshasa in 100 patients. The study assessed anxiety and depression using the Hospital anxiety and depression scale (HADS) and quality of life using the Kidney Disease Quality of Life (KDQoL) scale. Results: The average age was 51-13.8 years with a sex ratio of 2.1. 28% of subjects were anxious, 41% depressed and 50% had an impaired quality of life. Diabetes mellitus was associated with depression, while age-60, male, high level of education, and 12-month duration of hemodialysis were associated with impaired quality of life. Conclusion: Chronic hemodialysis has anxiety, depression and impaired quality of life requiring multidisciplinary management.
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© 2020, Dalida K.N, Samuel M.M.M, Benjamin L.M, Alex T.K.H., Degani B.B, Moïse M.M, Abraham M.M & Aliocha N.N.;
Received: November 10, 2020; Revision Received: December 14, 2020; Accepted: December 31, 2020
Published in Volume 08, Issue 4, October-December, 2020