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  • Study: Online positive psychology exercises improve quality of life in hemodialysis patients

    Hemodialysis patients who participated in an internet-based positive psychology program for five weeks significantly improved their depressive symptoms and ability to cope with their disease, according to a study led by University of Illinois researchers. The team included, from left:  graduate student Brett Burrows, kinesiology and community health professor Kenneth Wilund, social work professor Rosalba Hernandez and graduate student Shuo Xu.

    Hemodialysis patients who participated in an internet-based positive psychology program for five weeks significantly improved their depressive symptoms and ability to cope with their disease, according to a study led by University of Illinois researchers. The team included, from left:  graduate student Brett Burrows, kinesiology and community health professor Kenneth Wilund, social work professor Rosalba Hernandez and graduate student Shuo Xu.

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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Rosalba Hernandez, call 217-300-1049; email rherna17@illinois.edu

    The paper “Feasibility of an internet-based positive psychological intervention for hemodialysis patients with symptoms of depression” is available online or from the News Bureau.