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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2016 Jul-Aug;54(4):429-33.

[Depression prevalence among end stage renal disease patients in maintenance hemodialysis].

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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Departamento de Epidemiología, Unidad de Medicina Familiar 19, nstituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Colima, Colima, México.


in English, Spanish


Depression is a common morbidity in end- stage kidney disease (ESKD) patients and impacts negatively on treatment outcomes. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of depression among Mexican ESKD patients in maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) and to evaluate the relationship with elapsed time (< 1 year or ≥ 1 year) since the beginning of therapy.


A cross-sectional study took place in a urban hospital from the Mexican Institute of Social Security and 81 subjects aged 30 - 69 years old were enrolled. Beck depression inventory (BDI) was applied and a stratified analysis was made.


The overall prevalence of depression (≥ 16 points, BDI) was 42.0 % and 35.6 % and 50.0 % in the group with < 1 and ≥ 1 year on treatment respectively (p = 0.191).


Our findings suggest that depression prevalence is high among adult patients undergoing MHD and it seems to be independent from elapsed time since the beginning of therapy.


Chronic kidney failure; Chronic renal insufficiency; Depression; Renal dialysis

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