EMDR For Patients With Dialysis

The effects of the eye movement desensitization and reprocessing intervention on anxiety and depression among patients undergoing hemodialysis.

  • Purpose
  • This study examined the effect of the eye movement desensitization and reprocessing intervention on depression and anxiety in patients undergoing hemodialysis.
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  • Findings 
  • Measured levels of anxiety and depression were significantly reduced in the intervention group compared with pre-intervention levels and to the control group. 
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  • Practice Implications
  • Nurses can use the eye movement desensitization and reprocessing intervention in clinical practice in combination with psychotropic drugs for the reduction of depression and anxiety in patients undergoing hemodialysis.
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The Authors

Fatemeh Rahimi MScN, Nahid Rejeh PhD, Tahereh Bahrami MScN, Majideh Heravi‐Karimooi PhD, Seyed Davood Tadrisi MScN, Pauline Griffiths PhD, Mojtaba Vaismoradi PhD

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