The objective of this study was to (1) determine the effect of an engagement interview on acceptance of treatment for depression; (2) compare the efficacy of sertraline versus cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for depression symptoms among patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) receiving hemodialysis.

Project page: Comparing Two Treatments for Depression among Patients with Kidney Failure Receiving Hemodialysis -- The ASCEND Study
Principal Investigator: Rajnish Mehrotra, MD, MS
Organization: University of Washington
Original project title: Treatment Options for Depression in Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis -- The ASCEND Study
HSRProj ID: HSRP20152183 ID: NCT02358343

To cite this document, please use: Mehrotra R, Cukor D, Unruh M, et al. (2019). Comparing Two Treatments for Depression Among Patients With Kidney Failure Receiving Hemodialysis—The ASCEND Study. Washington, DC: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).


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