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Kidney Int. 2011 Sep;80(6):670-8. doi: 10.1038/ki.2011.153. Epub 2011 Jun 1.

Elevated depressive affect is associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes among African Americans with chronic kidney disease.

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  • 1Department of Medicine and Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center and University of Illinois Medical Center, 5000 S. 5th Avenue, Hines, IL 60141, USA. fischerm@uic.edu

Abstract

This study was designed to examine the impact of elevated depressive affect on health outcomes among participants with hypertensive chronic kidney disease in the African-American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension (AASK) Cohort Study. Elevated depressive affect was defined by Beck Depression Inventory II (BDI-II) thresholds of 11 or more, above 14, and by 5-Unit increments in the score. Cox regression analyses were used to relate cardiovascular death/hospitalization, doubling of serum creatinine/end-stage renal disease, overall hospitalization, and all-cause death to depressive affect evaluated at baseline, the most recent annual visit (time-varying), or average from baseline to the most recent visit (cumulative). Among 628 participants at baseline, 42% had BDI-II scores of 11 or more and 26% had a score above 14. During a 5-year follow-up, the cumulative incidence of cardiovascular death/hospitalization was significantly greater for participants with baseline BDI-II scores of 11 or more compared with those with scores <11. The baseline, time-varying, and cumulative elevated depressive affect were each associated with a significant higher risk of cardiovascular death/hospitalization, especially with a time-varying BDI-II score over 14 (adjusted HR 1.63) but not with the other outcomes. Thus, elevated depressive affect is associated with unfavorable cardiovascular outcomes in African Americans with hypertensive chronic kidney disease.

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21633409
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PMCID:
PMC3237701
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