Depression in Dialysis Patients
In 2022, the Forum received a grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to disseminate Evidence Updates related to the ASCEND Study, “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy versus Sertraline for Depression in Patients with Kidney Failure Receiving Hemodialysis,” also funded by PCORI. Here are the activities undertaken by the Forum to disseminate the Evidence Updates:
Webinar (January 5, 2023)
"Perspectives: Treating Depression in Dialysis Patients" (MP4)
Webinar Slide Deck (including resources)
Podcast (in conjunction with NKF):
Depression and Dialysis- Reviewing the ASCEND Study (CEs available)
"How Do the ASCEND Study Findings Help Us as Dialysis Patients?"
Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, April 18, 2023
To learn more about the ASCEND study, you can download the Evidence Updates from the PCORI website:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy versus Sertraline for Depression in Patients with Kidney Failure Receiving Hemodialysis
Treating Depression When You’re on Dialysis
To learn more about treating depression in dialysis patients, download this toolkit:
KPAC Dialysis Patient Depression Toolkit
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