Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Health Education, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord

2 Health Education and Health Promotion, School of Health, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan

3 Health Education, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran


Introduction: Although hemodialysis is therapeutic, it causes numerous physical and
psychological tensions, which affect the quality of life of patients. Assessing the quality of
life helps to consider clients’ problems; basically, the relationship between depression and
quality of life of patients has been observed in this study. Materials and Methods: This was
an analytic–descriptive study in which the patients received hemodialysis in Chaharmahal
and Bakhtiari province. They were monitored through census method. The data collection
instrument was questionnaires consisting of demography, Beck Depression Inventory, and
WHO Quality-of-Life Questionnaire. The obtained data was analyzed by SPSS (Version 15) and
Mann–Whitney test, Chi-square test, and t-independent test. Results: Ninety-five men and 76
women (171 totally) receiving hemodialysis treatment participated in the study. Chi-square test
showed a significant relationship between depression and quality of life of these patients (P <
0.05). Discussion: Considering the present study results, it is essential to take into account
depression level and quality of life in planning their care programs.


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