Journal Watch - HRQOL
PD: Better Quality of Life than In-Center HD for 2 Years
Among 989 patients starting PD or in-center HD, health-related quality of life (HRQOL) was measured at 3, 12, and 24 months after dialysis start. PD patients scored higher all along on several key dimensions than HD patients—and this effect lasted up to 2 years. Both PD and HD patients had about the same amount of decline in HRQOL over 2 years.
Read the abstract » | (added 2019-08-14)
Nocturnal HD vs. Transplant: Health-related Quality of Life Compared
In a small study, transplant candidates using nocturnal HD (n=41) and transplant patients (n=31) took the KDQOL-short-form survey of health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Those with transplants had significantly higher “effects” of kidney disease scores than those on nocturnal HD. The other domains were not significant. Read the abstract.
Read the abstract » | (added 2018-10-12)