Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic on Psychological Well-Being of Older Chronic Kidney Disease Patients

Siu Wing Chan, Mei Chi Jacqueline Ho, Siu Fan Jane Li, Hon Lon Tam, Ming Kuen Patrick Tang

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COVID-19 pandemic has been a major global issue, its eventual influences on the population welfare, global markets, public security, and everyday activities remain uncertain. Indeed, the pandemic has arisen a significant global threat. Its psychological impact is predicted to be severe and enduring, but the absolute magnitude is still largely unclear. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a complication markedly contributes to the mortality of COVID-19 cases, meanwhile several studies have demonstrated the high frequency and seriousness of the COVID-19 in CKD patients receiving dialysis. Importantly, the influence of COVID-19 among CKD patients without dialysis is still largely unexplored. Thus, we systemically summarized how mental health affects the spreading of COVID-19 to virtually worldwide, covering perspectives from several countries across a wide range of fields and clinical contexts. This review aims to provide the latest details and reveal potential concerns on the public health including psychological well-being of the older patients with CKD.

Original languageEnglish
Article number666973
JournalFrontiers in Medicine
Publication statusPublished - 26 May 2021


  • COVID-19 pandemic
  • aging-old age-seniors
  • chronic kidney disease
  • immune system
  • psychological well-being

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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