Vascular access type, health-related quality of life, and depression in hemodialysis patients: a preliminary report


Afsar B., Elsürer R., Covic A., KANBAY M.

JOURNAL OF VASCULAR ACCESS, cilt.13, ss.215-220, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 13 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5301/jva.5000032
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF VASCULAR ACCESS
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.215-220

Özet

Purpose: Arteriovenous fistulas (AVF) are the vascular access of choice for hemodialysis (HD) compared with arteriovenous grafts (AVG) and central venous catheters (CVC). In spite of increasing recognition of importance of a patient's perception of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and depression, few studies have assessed the association of vascular access type with HRQOL and depression. The purpose of our study was to examine HRQOL and depression among patients with different vascular access.