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[Health related quality of life among patients on chronic hemodialysis].
Rev Med Chil. 2009 Feb; 137(2):200-7.RM

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among patients on chronic hemodialysis (CHD), is associated with mortality, complications and compliance to treatment.

AIM

To assess HRQOL in a group of patients on CHD.

PATIENTS AND METHODS

A cross-sectional multicenter study was carried out, involving 224 patients from five CHD units (3 private and 2 public) in Bio Bio Region, using the Kidney Disease Quality of Life -36 items (KDQOL-36) questionnaire and Karnofsky scale. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher values representing a better HRQOL.

RESULTS

Physical and Mental scales and subscales of symptoms, effect and the burden of kidney disease subscales rendered scores below 50 (the referential value), in 80%, 61%, 8%, 43% and 80% of evaluations, respectively. The lower scores were observed in patients with diabetes, coronary artery disease, hypoalbuminemia, serum creatinine below 9.4 mg/dL, age >or=55 years and in those with a low economic and educational level (p <0.05).

CONCLUSIONS

HRQOL in patients on hemodialysis had values below the referential score in subjects with diabetes and coronary artery disease, poor nutritional status and a low educational and socioeconomic level. The incorporation of support professionals, such as social workers, psychologists, dieticians, covering psychosocial factors, could improve the patients quality of life.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Católica Santísima Concepción (UCSC), Concepción, Chile. czunigasm2002@yahoo.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

English Abstract
Journal Article
Multicenter Study
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

spa

PubMed ID

19543641

Citation

Zúñiga San Martín, Carlos, et al. "[Health Related Quality of Life Among Patients On Chronic Hemodialysis]." Revista Medica De Chile, vol. 137, no. 2, 2009, pp. 200-7.
Zúñiga San Martín C, Dapueto P J, Müller O H, et al. [Health related quality of life among patients on chronic hemodialysis]. Rev Med Chil. 2009;137(2):200-7.
Zúñiga San Martín, C., Dapueto P, J., Müller O, H., Kirsten L, L., Alid A, R., & Ortiz M, L. (2009). [Health related quality of life among patients on chronic hemodialysis]. Revista Medica De Chile, 137(2), 200-7. https://doi.org//S0034-98872009000200003
Zúñiga San Martín C, et al. [Health Related Quality of Life Among Patients On Chronic Hemodialysis]. Rev Med Chil. 2009;137(2):200-7. PubMed PMID: 19543641.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Health related quality of life among patients on chronic hemodialysis]. AU - Zúñiga San Martín,Carlos, AU - Dapueto P,Juan, AU - Müller O,Hans, AU - Kirsten L,Lilian, AU - Alid A,Raquel, AU - Ortiz M,Liliana, Y1 - 2009/06/10/ PY - 2009/6/23/entrez PY - 2009/6/23/pubmed PY - 2010/1/20/medline SP - 200 EP - 7 JF - Revista medica de Chile JO - Rev Med Chil VL - 137 IS - 2 N2 - BACKGROUND: Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among patients on chronic hemodialysis (CHD), is associated with mortality, complications and compliance to treatment. AIM: To assess HRQOL in a group of patients on CHD. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional multicenter study was carried out, involving 224 patients from five CHD units (3 private and 2 public) in Bio Bio Region, using the Kidney Disease Quality of Life -36 items (KDQOL-36) questionnaire and Karnofsky scale. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher values representing a better HRQOL. RESULTS: Physical and Mental scales and subscales of symptoms, effect and the burden of kidney disease subscales rendered scores below 50 (the referential value), in 80%, 61%, 8%, 43% and 80% of evaluations, respectively. The lower scores were observed in patients with diabetes, coronary artery disease, hypoalbuminemia, serum creatinine below 9.4 mg/dL, age >or=55 years and in those with a low economic and educational level (p <0.05). CONCLUSIONS: HRQOL in patients on hemodialysis had values below the referential score in subjects with diabetes and coronary artery disease, poor nutritional status and a low educational and socioeconomic level. The incorporation of support professionals, such as social workers, psychologists, dieticians, covering psychosocial factors, could improve the patients quality of life. SN - 0034-9887 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19543641/[Health_related_quality_of_life_among_patients_on_chronic_hemodialysis]_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -