Factors associated with depression in patients with chronic kidney disease in Boyacá.
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depressive disorders
chronic renal insuficiency
kidney diseases

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Amador Cannals AC, Vargas Rodríguez LJ, Murcia Torres JM, Aborashed Amador NF, Sierra Gil LB. Factors associated with depression in patients with chronic kidney disease in Boyacá.: Factores asociados a la depresión en pacientes con enfermedad renal crónica en Boyacá. Rev. Colomb. Nefrol. [Internet]. 2021 Aug. 18 [cited 2024 Jul. 25];8(3):e528. Available from: https://revistanefrologia.org/index.php/rcn/article/view/528



Renal insuficiency is defined as the presence of renal damage and is characterized by structural and functional alterations with decreased glomerular filtration rate. This disease constitutes a turning point in the lives of people who suffer from it, since it requires elaborate forms or methods by which they can structure their dreams, aspirations and life projects additionally changing lifestyles, and generates other entities that affect the physical, psychological and social level. With this project they were determined the factors associated with depression in people with advanced chronic kidney disease in population of the department of Boyacá.

Materials and methods:

A cross-sectional study was conducted, which included patients with chronic kidney disease in advanced stages who were managed with dialysis therapy. Demographic, social and clinical variables were included. Where the Beck depression questionnaire was applied.


A total of 201 people participated. The average age was 58.5 years and 76.11 % were male. The prevalence of depression was 40.29 %. People with a stable partner, who have family support and good care from health personnel are less likely to have depression, while people over 50 years of age, with more than two years in dialysis therapy and the presence of Diseases such as diabetes mellitus and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are more likely to develop depression.


It is considered prudent to create support groups in dialysis units, where patients and their families are included, this in order to detect mental health problems early and give early management, thus seeking an adequate to the adherence of the underlying pathologies.

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