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DOI: https://doi.org/10.3345/cep.2021.01004    [Accepted]
Published online November 10, 2021.
Psychosocial aspects of children with chronic kidney disease and their families
Alemsungla Aier1, Priya Pais2, Vijaya Raman1 
1Department of Psychiatry, St. John’s Medical College and Hospital, Bangalore, India
2Department of Paediatric Nephrology, St. John’s Medical College and Hospital, Bangalore, India
Correspondence: 
Vijaya Raman, Email: vijaya.r@stjohns.in
Received: 21 July 2021   • Revised: 13 October 2021   • Accepted: 13 October 2021
Abstract
Pediatric chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a chronic illness that affects the overall quality of life of patients during childhood. This article highlights the psychological and social burden of CKD in patients and their families. Patients with CKD and their families require comprehensive treatment for psychosocial problems. Therefore, it is crucial for pediatricians to screen for these issues and refer patients and their families for therapy. Tools that are short, easy to administer, and easy to score, such as the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory or the Childhood Depression Inventory, can be utilized during routine clinical appointments. Reducing the negative impact of CKD on the family will improve the well-being and coping skills of patients and their families.
Key Words: Pediatric chronic kidney disease, Psychosocial issues, , Evaluations, Interventions, Family


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