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Exercise Training and Depression in ESRD: A Review
Version of Record online: 9 JUL 2013
© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Seminars in Dialysis
Volume 26, Issue 5, pages 604–613, September–October 2013
How to Cite
Mitrou, G. I., Grigoriou, S. S., Konstantopoulou, E., Theofilou, P., Giannaki, C. D., Stefanidis, I., Karatzaferi, C. and Sakkas, G. K. (2013), Exercise Training and Depression in ESRD: A Review. Seminars in Dialysis, 26: 604–613. doi: 10.1111/sdi.12112
- Issue online: 16 SEP 2013
- Version of Record online: 9 JUL 2013
Depression, a mental disorder with a high personal, societal, and economic impact, affects at least 20–30% of patients receiving hemodialysis therapy. It is associated with a high mortality rate, low adherence to medication, and a low perceived quality of life. Exercise training is a promising nonpharmacological intervention that can be safely applied to these patients. Beyond the well-publicized physiological benefits of exercise training, a number of studies have focused on the effects of exercise training on mental factors and quality of life parameters including its less appreciated effects on depression symptoms. This evidence-based review article reviews and discusses the effects of exercise training on depression in end-stage renal disease patients.