alexa Assessment of Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients Receiving Regular Hemodialysis | OMICS International | Abstract
ISSN: 2161-0959

Journal of Nephrology & Therapeutics
Open Access

Like us on:

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations
700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Research Article

Assessment of Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients Receiving Regular Hemodialysis

Mahmoud A. Abdelghany1*, Eman E. Elgohary2 and Yasser A. Nienaa3

1Nephrology specialist, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Nephrology, Alexandria University, Egypt

2Professor of Internal Medicine and Nephrology, Alexandria University, Egypt

3Nephrology Department, Faculty of medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt

*Corresponding Author:
Mahmoud A. Abdelghany
Nephrology Specialist
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Nephrology
Alexandria University, Egypt
Tel: 20 100 680 795
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: March 18, 2016; Accepted Date: April 02, 2016; Published: April 09, 2016

Citation: Abdelghany MA, Elgohary EE, Nienaa YA (2016) Assessment of Health- Related Quality of Life in Patients Receiving Regular Hemodialysis. J Nephrol Ther 6:246. doi:10.4172/2161-0959.1000246

Copyright: © 2016 Abdelghany MA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

This cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out at the hemodialysis unit of Karmouz Health Insurance Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt. The study was conducted on adult End-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients maintained on regular hemodialysis treatment for ≥1 year. Aim was to assess self-perception of ESRD patients undergoing regular Hemodialysis (HD) of their health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and explore resulted scores using kidney disease quality of life short form 36 instrument (KDQOL SF-36). A total of 81 eligible patients joined the study (49 males and 32 females). Aged 50.6 ± 12.7 years. Results showed that HRQOL of HD patients was very poor in all domains. The mean total score was below 50 (out of 100 point) with mean Physical Health Composite (PHC) = 35.57 ± 7.34 and mean Mental Health Composite (MHC) = 36.76 ± 10.22. In general, scores were relatively higher in males, younger age groups, high educational level, employed and/or higher family income. Regarding clinical prolife, this study showed that scores were lower among patients suffering anemia, dyslipidemia, hypoalbuminemia and/or those with comorbidities. Scores for general health survey were significantly lower in anemic patients (with hemoglobin level <11g/dL). Working patients had significantly higher scores than non-working or retired. The study also showed that employment was the only significant predictor for total HRQOL score in a multiple linear regression model was designed to predict total score, while controlling for hemoglobin level, age, duration of being on HD (p = 0.028).

Keywords

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2018-19
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri & Aquaculture Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

+1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Clinical Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Food & Nutrition Journals

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics & Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Materials Science Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Nursing & Health Care Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

Ann Jose

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

 
© 2008- 2018 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
Leave Your Message 24x7