Year: 1983 Source: Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, v.15, no.4, (1983), p.373-391 SIEC No: 19850096

The medical & psychosocial situation of end stage renal disease patients is described & the available research literature is critically reviewed under the following headings: mood-depression, suicide, rehabilitation, pain, marital & sexual functioning, quality of life, course or adjustment, compliance, dialysis unit enviroment, & sensory-cognitive deficits. Methodological problems, typical intervention techniques, & recommendations for research are discussed.