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Ciencias Psicológicas

Print version ISSN 1688-4094On-line version ISSN 1688-4221

Abstract

VALLEJOS SALDARRIAGA, José Francisco  and  ORTEGA REYNA, Eris Zoila. Levels of depression and sociodemographic factors in patients with chronic renal failure on hemodialysis treatment in Peru. Cienc. Psicol. [online]. 2018, vol.12, n.2, pp.205-214. ISSN 1688-4094.  http://dx.doi.org/10.22235/cp.v12i2.1683.

The objective of this research is to describe the levels of depression in a population of patients with chronic renal failure on hemodialysis treatment, in order to assess whether there are significant differences according to sociodemographic factors and time of hemodialysis. The study is descriptive-comparative, the instrument applied was Beck's depression inventory. The sample consisted of 503 patients from the city of Lima and from the interior of the country. The results show that the predominant level of depression is mild (48.9%), that the greater the age range and the lower the level of education the tendency to present depression is greater; according to sex, the patients with the greatest tendency to depression are men and also widows and divorcees; According to the dialysis time the tendency to increase the depression is as the dialysis time increases. It is concluded that the levels of depression tend to present in a significant way according to sociodemographic factors (p <0.00)

Keywords : depression; chronic renal patients; sociodemographic factors; hemodialysis; mood disorders.

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