“Brief Mindfulness Meditation for Depression and Anxiety Symptoms in Patients Undergoing Dialysis: A Randomized Control Trial”

Background:

Up to 50% of hemodialysis patients suffer from symptoms of depression and/or anxiety. Access to traditional pharmacotherapies and psychotherapies for depression or anxiety in this patient population has been inadequate. Our objective was to investigate the feasibility and effectiveness of brief mindfulness meditation intervention for patients on hemodialysis with depression and anxiety symptoms.

Primary Outcome Measures:

  • Proportion of participants screened as eligible who enroll [ Time Frame: 34 months ]
  • Proportion of participants who enrolled who completed the 8 week-trial [ Time Frame: 34 months ]
  • Tolerability of Meditation Intervention on a 10-point Likert scale [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    Tolerability of intervention on a 10-point Likert scale

Secondary Outcome Measures:

  • Change in Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) [ Time Frame: Baseline and at 8 weeks ]
  • Change in General Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-7) [ Time Frame: Baseline and at 8 weeks ]

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