The Subset Population : Esrd Patients On Hemodialysis With Depression

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Unit 6 Project Outline The Subset Population: ESRD patients on hemodialysis with depression In the United States Renal Data System (USRDS) report for 2015 there were 661,648 cases of End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) at the end of 2013, of which 117,162 cases were newly reported. Of the newly reported cases, 88.2% of individuals with ESRD started renal replacement therapy with hemodialysis (HD) while 9% began peritoneal dialysis (PD), and 2.6% received a kidney transplant. The most common psychological health problem in patients with ESRD is depression (Battistella, 2012; Cohen, Norris, Acquaviva, Peterson, & Kimmel, 2007; Feroze, Martin, Reina-Patton, Kalantar-Zadeh, & Kopple 2010; Keskin & Engin, 2011). Several studies reported that anywhere from 20 to 30% of patients with ESRD suffer from some form of depression (Battistella, 2012; Keskin & Engin, 2011). It has been suggested that because patients with renal failure have to deal with multiple issues physiologically: renal diet, limit on fluid intake, sexual dysfunction, loss of appetite, medication adherence, and fatigue; in addition to going through HD 3 to 4 times a week for 3 to 4 hours at a time, it leads to depression (Keskin & Engin, 2011). Studies suggested that ESRD Patients suffering from depression have a lower quality of life, and an increased in mortality and morbidity due to non-compliance (Battistella, 2012; Feroze et al., 2010; Keskin & Engin, 2011). Increased in hospitalizations among depressed HD patients

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