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Research Paper | Medicine | India | Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023
The Study of Quality of Life and It?s Determinants Among Dialysis Patients Using the KDQOL SF-36 Scoring in a Tertiary Care Center in Tamilnadu
Rakesh Sebastin | Nithya Govindasamy | Arul Rajagopalan | Manorajan Rajendran
Abstract: Background: CKD describes disorders affecting the structure and function of the kidney. Both the disease itself and dialysis affect the quality of life in CKD patients. Kidney Disease Quality of Life SF-36 survey is developed by RAND Corporation to access the quality of life in CKD patients. Methods: The study was conducted among the patients undergoing dialysis in the Government Rajaji Hospital. The study was conducted among the Tamil-speaking people by translating the KDQOL-SF? questionnaire into Tamil language. Mean scores were compared for the individual domain and for the three composite scores. The three composite scores are the physical composite score (PCS), mental composite score (MCS), and kidney disease component summary score (KDCS). Results: 103 dialysis patients were recruited. The mean scores of PCS, MCS, SPKD, EKD, and BKD were 26.2, 40.9, 59.09, 40.6, and 65.6 respectively. MCS higher than PCS indicates better mental health status than physical health for ESKD patients. PCS and MCS scores were lower among patients more than 60 years of age, illiterate, and with diabetes. EKD and BKD scores were higher among patients less than 30 years of age, patients on CAPD, and Dialysis vintage less than 3 years. Conclusion: In our study, HRQOL declined in patients with low serum albumin, anemia, and high CRP levels. HRQOL is not affected by gender in our study. The burden of kidney disease is less in CAPD patients compared to HD patients. An understanding of the socio-demographic determinants of HRQOL will help in formulating a targeted treatment strategy for ESKD patients undergoing dialysis.
Keywords: renal replacement therapy (rrt), kdqol-sf?, quality of life, kidney disease component summary score, chronic kidney disease
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023,
Pages: 448 - 454