Table 4

Mean scores for each domain of the KDQOL-SF in hemodialysis patients on the enrollment day and after 6 weeks of treatment (N = 47)
Enrollment Day After treatment for 6 weeks
Physical component score (PCS)
Physical functioning 73.90 ± 18.99 77.93 ± 18.57
Role limitations-physical 50.00 ± 42.20 51.83 ± 44.16
Pain 48.29 ± 16.96 74.27 ± 17.36*
General health 43.05 ± 24.08 47.32 ± 22.17
Mental component score (MCS)
Energy/fatigue 50.73 ± 18.93 56.59 ± 17.62
Social function 69.82 ± 20.53 78.35 ± 22.54
Role limitations-emotional 56.10 ± 42.45 61.79 ± 41.87
Emotional well-being 61.17 ± 15.60 64.98 ± 16.51
Kidney disease component score (KDCS)
Symptoms/problems list 64.33 ± 9.98 78.51 ± 10.44*
Effect of kidney disease on daily life 59.91 ± 20.46 68.22 ± 16.33*
Burden of kidney disease 43.45 ± 29.38 44.21 ± 25.29
Cognitive function 65.53 ± 18.25 69.27 ± 19.43
Work status 60.98 ± 41.10 68.29 ± 39.93
Sexual function 71.74 ± 33.12 75.00 ± 23.62
Quality of social interaction 70.08 ± 18.80 76.91 ± 16.06
Sleep 43.41 ± 22.08 52.74 ± 18.22*
Social support 70.33 ± 22.52 76.02 ± 25.01
Dialysis staff encouragement 83.84 ± 13.76 87.50 ± 12.18
Patient satisfaction 70.73 ± 20.34 78.05 ± 17.65
Overall score 60.00 ± 21.68 61.95 ± 19.90

* Indicates significant differences compared to baseline, p  < 0.05.

Aramwit et al.

Aramwit et al. BMC Nephrology 2012 13:119   doi:10.1186/1471-2369-13-119

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