Year: 2010 Source: Psychosomatics, v.51, no.6, (November-December 2010), p.528-528.e6 SIEC No: 20110090

The demographic & psychological factors associated with depression among 200 end-stage adult hemodialysis patients in Taiwan were examined & the relationships between depression, anxiety, fatigue, poor health-related quality of life, & increased suicide risk were elucidated. Structural equation modelling was used to analyze the models & the strength of the relationship between variables & suicide ideation. 70 patients had depression symptoms & 43 had had suicide ideation in the previous month. Results indicated a significant direct effect for depression & anxiety on suicide ideation. (48 refs.) JA

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