The effect of the eye movement desensitization and reprocessing intervention on anxiety and depression among patients undergoing hemodialysis: A randomized controlled trial

Description

Purpose:
This study examined the effect of the eye movement desensitization and reprocessing intervention on depression and anxiety in patients undergoing hemodialysis.

Design and Methods:

In this randomized controlled trial, 90 patients were enrolled. The intervention group received six sessions of the eye movement desensitization and reprocessing intervention. Data were collected before and 2 weeks after the intervention using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale.

Findings:
Measured levels of anxiety and depression were significantly reduced in the intervention group compared with preintervention levels and to the control group.

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.

Format

Journal

Language

English

Author(s)

Fatemeh Rahimi
Majideh Heravi‐Karimooi
Seyed Davood Tadrisi
Pauline Griffiths
Mojtaba Vaismoradi

Original Work Citation

Rahmi, F., Heravi-Karimooi, M., Tadrisi, S. D., Griffiths, P., & Vaismoradi, M. (2019). The effect of the eye movement desensitization and reprocessing intervention on anxiety and depression among patients undergoing hemodialysis: A randomized controlled trial. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 1-9.  doi:10.1111/ppc.12389

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Citation

“The effect of the eye movement desensitization and reprocessing intervention on anxiety and depression among patients undergoing hemodialysis: A randomized controlled trial,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 23, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/25932.

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