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Perspect Psychiatr Care. 2019 Oct;55(4):652-660. doi: 10.1111/ppc.12389. Epub 2019 Apr 29.

The effect of the eye movement desensitization and reprocessing intervention on anxiety and depression among patients undergoing hemodialysis: A randomized controlled trial.

Author information

1
Department of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Elderly Care Research Center, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran.
2
Deparment of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
3
College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University, Swansea, UK.
4
Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences, Nord University, Bodø, Norway.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

This study examined the effect of the eye movement desensitization and reprocessing intervention on depression and anxiety in patients undergoing hemodialysis.

DESIGN AND METHODS:

In this randomized controlled trial, 90 patients were enrolled. The intervention group received six sessions of the eye movement desensitization and reprocessing intervention. Data were collected before and 2 weeks after the intervention using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale.

FINDINGS:

Measured levels of anxiety and depression were significantly reduced in the intervention group compared with preintervention levels and to the control group.

PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS:

Nurses can use the eye movement desensitization and reprocessing intervention in clinical practice in combination with psychotropic drugs for the reduction of depression and anxiety in patients undergoing hemodialysis.

KEYWORDS:

anxiety; depression; eye movement desensitization and reprocessing; hemodialysis; nursing care

PMID:
31037733
DOI:
10.1111/ppc.12389

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