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| Published: December 31, 2020

Anxiety, depression and quality of life among adult patients in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Kibokela Ndembe Dalida

Department of Neuropsychiatry, University of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, DRC Google Scholar More about the auther

, Longo Mbenza Benjamin

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

, Tukadila Kabangi Hervé Alex

Faculty of Public Health, Lomo University of Research, Kinshasa, DRC Google Scholar More about the auther

, Banzulu Bomba Degani

Department of Neuropsychiatry, University of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, DRC Google Scholar More about the auther

, Mvitu Muaka Moïse

Department of Neuropsychiatry, University of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, DRC, Faculty of Public Health, Lomo University of Research, Kinshasa, DRC Google Scholar More about the auther

, Mifundu Milongo Abraham

Department of Neuropsychiatry, University of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, DRC Google Scholar More about the auther

, Nkodila Natuhoyila Aliocha

Faculty of Public Health, Lomo University of Research, Kinshasa, DRC Google Scholar More about the auther

, Mampunza Ma Miezi Samuel

Department of Neuropsychiatry, University of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, DRC Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.124/20200804

DOI: 10.25215/0804.124

ABSTRACT

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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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.124/20200804

10.25215/0804.124

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 4, October-December, 2020