Co-Occurrence of Prevalent Symptoms in Patients Receiving Hemodialysis: A Cross-Sectional Survey

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Patients with chronic kidney disease undergoing hemodialysis generally have a significant symptom burden, which may interfere with their quality of life. The aim of this study was to identify the prevalence of fatigue, pain, anxiety, and depression in patients on hemodialysis and analyze their co-occurrence. A cross-sectional study used self-reported measures. A total of 242 patients aged 18 years or older were initially screened; 141 were included in the study; 129 answered the questionnaires (response rate 91%). Preva lences were 24.8% had moderate to severe fatigue, 38.0% had pain, 32.6% had anxiety, and 29.5% had depression. The prevalence of coexistent moderate to severe symptoms ranged from 15.5% to 25.6%. Further research is needed to better understand the symptom burden and their co-occurrence in patients receiving hemodialysis.

Original languageEnglish
JournalNephrology nursing journal : journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)497-504
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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    Research areas

  • anxiety, depression, fatigue, hemodialysis, pain, palliative care, symptoms

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