The Relationship Between Depressive Symptoms and Self-Management Behaviors in Patients With T2DM and Stage 3 CKD

PURPOSE: This study aimed to assess the relationship of depressive symptoms with self-management by adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease.

DESIGN AND METHODS: Using a descriptive correlational design, participants completed Beck's Depression Inventory (BDI-II) and Summary of Diabetes Self-Care Activities measure.

FINDINGS: Reported were energy loss, sleep change, and fatigue. Performed less were exercise, physical activity, eating vegetables, and blood checks. Significant correlations were BDI-II total score with feet checking, energy loss with feet checking and exercise, and sleep change with feet soaking.

PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: Depressive symptoms were associated to self-management behaviors that require physical energy. Assess for advancing symptoms.