Below is an overview of “Pain, Anxiety, and Depression in Patients Receiving Chronic Hemodialysis: A Multicenter Cohort Study,” published in the October 2022 issue. pain management By Masià-Plana et al.
Unaddressed pain can lead to anxiety and hopelessness in hemodialysis patients. The purpose of this study was to examine how people undergoing chronic hemodialysis feel about their pain and how it relates to levels of anxiety, depression, and other sociodemographic factors. It is to investigate whether A quantitative, observational, cross-sectional methodology was used for this study.
All 138 participants were hemodialysis patients from different centers. During the hemodialysis session, patients were asked a series of questions to complete, including a visual analogue scale (VaS) as an assessment of pain intensity, the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), and an ad hoc sociodemographic questionnaire. Given. Results were derived using linear regression analysis. On her VaS scale from 0 to 10 (SD = 3.07), the mean level of pain reported by all subjects was 3.6. Women reported less pain than men (P.=.015). Clinical anxiety affected her 20% of both male and female participants. Clinical depression affected 16% of her males and females.
Anxiety (4.8 vs 4.2) and depression (4.8 vs 4.2) were both highly rated in women (6.8 vs 6.5). Patients with clinical anxiety symptoms were younger than those without (56.8 vs. 66.8 years). At the end of the day, older patients (mean age 68.5 years) showed more signs of despair. Patients on chronic hemodialysis therapy, especially female patients, reported moderate pain. It turns out that there is a correlation.