ASSESSMENT OF QUALITY OF LIFE IN DIALYSIS AND NON-DIALYSIS CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE PATIENTSAbstract
Quality of life is an essential measure that proves the effectiveness of health care, health level, and well-being. Kidney diseases are one of the major health problems that affect Quality of life. This study aimed to assess the quality of life in dialysis (CRF-D) and non-dialysis (CRF-ND) chronic renal failure (CRF) patients using Kidney Disease Quality of Life-short form (KDQOL-SFTM) and identify the differences in disease symptoms between these two groups. 200 CRF patients were included in the study. Our findings showed that some symptom burden was higher in the non-dialysis group compared to the dialysis group, but most of the symptoms did not reach statistical significance. Similarly, our results indicate no differences in quality of life and symptoms between CRF patients with dialysis and without dialysis.
N. Venkateswaramurthy *, M. S. Islam, R. C. Habeeba and R. Sambathkumar
Department of Pharmacy Practice, J. K. K. Nattraja College of Pharmacy, Kumarapalayam, Tamil Nadu, India.
01 October 2018
14 April 2019
28 April 2019
01 June 2019