WORKING AS PSYCHOLOGIST IN A CHILDREN'S DIALYSIS SERVICE
 
Ghircoias, M., Grogpras, D., Paulet, M. and Sandu, S., Children's Hospital "St. Mary" Iasi, Frunza, M., "Al. I. Cuza" University Iasi, Romania
 
Background and objectives: The hemodialysis children might generate serious emotional problems during the hemodialysis treatment. Our objective was to evaluate the psychological tonus of those children. Material and methods: the abstract was made after psychological investigation conducted on 11 children (5 boys and 6 girls, aged between 12 and 17 years old), admitted in our hemodialysis program. During the research we followed few parameters such as: age, gender, the environmental influence, the lengths in time of their hemodialyis treatment. Registered nurses, a psychologist and students composed the team involved in this research. In order to achieve a conclusive result of the research we used the Woodworth-Matheus test and the Beck's depression inventory test (where conducting this test was possible). Results and discussions: 1. All the children develop a depressive syndrome during the treatment. The depression degree is influenced by several factors: teenagers have an increased degree of depression (the depressive syndrome was qualified as severe) compared with the children at younger ages. 2. Girls are more predisposed in getting a higher degree of depression, on other hand the boys predispose is dim). 3. The correlation between the 2 tests is significant in 80%. Conclusions: The healing process could be helped from a psychological point of view, by the relationship between the carrying team and the patient. Monitoring depress should become part of the care routine, starting on the first session of hemodialysis.