Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Social Work


School of Social Work

First Advisor

Vang, Pa Der

Second Advisor

Saldivar, Rosemarie

Third Advisor

Chang, Janet C.


The purpose of this study is to improve treatment methods and assist in providing the best quality of life to dialysis patients. This study analyzed if depression affects treatment compliance in dialysis patients. Being able to understand the causes of depression among dialysis patients would enable the agency and the professionals assisting with treatment in providing better resources and coping mechanisms to patients in dialysis.

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