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Collegium antropologicum, Vol.35 No.3 September 2011. -

Health-related quality of life HRQoL among hemodialysis HD patients recently became a nephrologist’s focus of

interest. HRQoL is an important predictor of outcome in HD patients and need to be regularly assessed. The aim of the

present study was to compare the HRQoL of chronic HD patients with general population and to analyze influencing

sociodemographic and clinical factors. We included 255 prevalent HD patients from four dialysis centers. HRQoL was

measured with The Medical Outcomes Study Short Form 36 Health Survey Questionnaire SF-36. This data were compared

with control group N=132 from the general Croatian population. Comparisons of SF-36 scale scores of HD patients

regarding demographic and clinical factors age, gender, education level, dialysis vintage and diabetes were also

performed and analyzed with a multivariate regression analysis. HRQoL in prevalent HD patients was relatively low

mean Physical Component Summary, PCS=33.7, mean Mental Component Summary,MCS=43.0 and was lower compared

to the control group from the general population in all HRQoL domains, PCS and MCS scores. Almost 53% of the

HD patients had the critical score PCS



Author: Daniela Germin-Petrović - Iva Mesaroš-Devčić - Ana Lesac - Marin Mandić - Marin Soldatić - Dragana Vezmar - Daniela Petrić

Source: http://hrcak.srce.hr/



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