Our colleagues Ivana Skoumalova and Jaroslav Rosenberger participated in an online international nephrology conference ERA-EDTA with the poster presentation ASSOCIATIONS OF HEALTH LITERACY WITH DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY IN DIALYSED PATIENTS IN SLOVAKIA.
They found that patients with lower levels of HL suffer from anxiety and depression more than patients with higher levels of HL. These findings point to the need of regular screening of emotional problems such as depression and anxiety and their treatment as they may hamper capacities of dialysed patients for self-management as well as an effective treatment of the disease from the perspective of healthcare providers.
The conference abstract was published in prestigious nephrological journal Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation. More information could be found here.