Measuring quality of life in chronic kidney disease patients: Reflections and prospects

Miaofen Yen, Tzu Chia Lin, Wen Chung Yang

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Abstract

Quality of life is a complex and multidimensional concept. Understanding a patient's quality of life can assist healthcare providers to assess risk factors associated with hospitalization and mortality, and, potentially, delay disease progression. As chronic kidney disease (CKD) symptoms vary during different stages of the disease, instruments must be properly adjusted to measure quality of life accurately. This article explores comprehensively the development and appropriateness of relevant instruments, and recommends specific instruments for use at specific CKD stages.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-9
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nursing
Volume58
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr 15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nursing(all)

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