Turkish Journal of Nephrology
Original Article

Comparison of Anxiety, Depression and the Quality of Life Between Hemodialysis and Renal Transplantation Patients


Marmara Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Nefroloji Bilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye


Medeniyet Üniversitesi Göztepe Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Nefroloji Bilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye


Medeniyet Üniversitesi Göztepe Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, İç Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye

Turkish J Nephrol 2017; 26: 171-176
DOI: 10.5262/tndt.2017.1002.07
Read: 704 Downloads: 486 Published: 31 January 2019

OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to compare anxiety, depression and the quality of life in hemodialysis (HD) and renal transplant (Tx) patients.

MATERIAL and METHODS: A total of 90 patients (50 HD, 40 Tx) were included in the study. Data was collected using the Beck Anxiety Inventory, Beck Depression Inventory and the SF-36 quality of life scale. Chi-square test, analysis of variance and independent samples t test were used for statistical analysis.

RESULTS: Both groups had similar socio-demographic characteristics. There was no significant difference in anxiety and depression scores between the groups (p>0,05). However, anxiety and depression scores were higher in women. There was no correlation between the duration of dialysis treatment with anxiety or depression but the post-transplant time was positively correlated with anxiety and depression. The quality of life sub-scales of physical function, physical role difficulties, role emotional distress, vitality, general health and physical component scores were found lower in the HD group (p<0.05). Quality of life scores were similar in males and females.

CONCLUSION: Anxiety and depression scores were similar in HD and renal transplantation patients whereas the quality of life was better in the Tx group.

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