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Chopra G, Purohit G. Prevalence of Psychiatric Morbidity in Renal Recipient Candidates: A Tertiary Care Hospital-based Study. J Mahatma Gandhi Univ Med Sci Tech 2018; 3 (1):31-33.
Objective: To assess prevalence of psychiatric morbidity in patients suffering from end stage renal disease and undergoing evaluation for renal transplant
Materials and methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 45 patients with ESRD who were seeking renal transplant and undergoing pre-transplantation evaluation process. General health questionnaire (GHQ-12) was applied to detect any psychopathology in participants and final diagnosis was made on the basis of ICD-10 diagnostic criteria. The data thus generated was subjected to appropriate statistical analysis.
Results: Out of the 45 patients, 77.78 % had psychiatric morbidity. The most common diagnosis amongst the participants was depressive disorder) (20%), followed by adjustment disorder (17.78%), generalized anxiety disorder (15.56%), dysthymia (13.33%), panic disorder (8.9%) and OCD (2.22%).
Conclusion: Early diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric comorbidity in these patients can have significant positive impact on outcome of renal transplantation.
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