Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2016

Identifier

PMCID: PMC4854431 DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.09.040

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To assess depression in children with chronic kidney disease and to determine associations with patient characteristics, intellectual and educational levels, and health-related quality of life (HRQoL).

STUDY DESIGN: Subjects aged 6-17 years from the Chronic Kidney Disease in Children cohort study completed the Children's Depression Inventory (CDI), Wechsler Abbreviated Scales of Intelligence, Wechsler Individual Achievement Test-II-Abbreviated, and the Pediatric Inventory of Quality of Life Core Scales 4.0. Regression analyses determined associations of CDI score and depression status with subject characteristics, intellectual and educational levels, and HRQoL. A joint linear mixed model and Weibull model were used to determine the effects of CDI score on longitudinal changes in glomerular filtration rate and time to renal replacement therapy.

RESULTS: A total of 344 subjects completed the CDI. Eighteen (5%) had elevated depressive symptoms, and another 7 (2%) were being treated for depression. In adjusted analyses, maternal education beyond high school was associated with 5% lower CDI scores (estimate, 0.95; 95% CI, 0.92-0.99). Depression status was associated with lower IQ (99 vs 88; P = .053), lower achievement (95 vs 77.5; P < .05), and lower HRQoL by parent and child reports (effect estimates, -15.48; 95% CI, -28.71 to -2.24 and -18.39; 95% CI, -27.81 to -8.96, respectively). CDI score was not related to change in glomerular filtration rate.

CONCLUSION: Children with depression had lower psychoeducational skills and worse HRQoL. Identifying and treating depression should be evaluated as a means of improving the academic performance and HRQoL of children with chronic kidney disease.

Journal Title

The Journal of pediatrics

Volume

168

First Page

164

Last Page

170

MeSH Keywords

Adolescent; Child; Cohort Studies; Depression; Educational Status; Female; Glomerular Filtration Rate; Humans; Male; Prevalence; Quality of Life; Renal Insufficiency, Chronic; Severity of Illness Index

Keywords

Kidney Disease; Renal Disease; GFR; Depression; Children; Teenagers; Chronic Illness

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