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2021 May 27

Clin Nephrol

Fatigue in hemodialysis patients: A single-center cross-sectional study.


Gobbi L, Baruzzo E, Iodice L, Comunian G, Martinello F, Marigo M, Carretta G, Rossi B, Calò LA
Clin Nephrol. 2021 May 27.
PMID: 34042580.


Fatigue is a highly prevalent condition among people affected by chronic disease, with consequent poor health-related quality of life and lower survival rates. Fatigue is one of the most common and debilitating symptoms also experienced by hemodialysis (HD) patients after HD sessions, and given the non-specific manifestations and its invisible nature, it is under-recognized and under-treated by healthcare professionals. The complexity of fatigue's pathogenesis and the lack of measurement tools make the development of nursing interventions and practices specifically targeted at its recognition and therapy difficult. We aimed to investigate the prevalence and severity of fatigue, identify predictor variables in HD patients, and promote healthcare professionals' awareness and recognition of fatigue.