Utility of the Beck Depression Inventory in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 4 without Kidney Replacement Therapy
Nephrology Nursing Journal
Depression is undertreated in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage 4 without kidney replacement therapy (KRT), despite evidence showing its association with an increase in morbidity and mortality. Earlier and more adequate identification of patients with depression is needed. A quasi-experimental evidence-based project included 33 patients with CKD stage 4 not on KRT from a local nephrology office. The patients, who had previously been screened with the Patient Health Questionnaire-2 (PHQ-2), were screened with the Beck Depression Inventory. Nine patients (27%) had Beck Depression Inventory scores suggesting the need for a mental health referral compared to none having the need for a mental health referral captured by the PHQ-2. Results of this study indicate that screening with the Beck Depression Inventory should be considered to more accurately identify patients with depressive symptoms so interventions can occur earlier.
Runner, Tonya R.; Berryman, Jeri J.; and Lehrer, Julie C., "Utility of the Beck Depression Inventory in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 4 without Kidney Replacement Therapy" (2021). Nursing Faculty Publications. 88.