Economic, social, and psychological factors associated with health-related quality of life of chronic hemodialysis patients in northern Taiwan: a multicenter study.

@article{Kao2009EconomicSA,
  title={Economic, social, and psychological factors associated with health-related quality of life of chronic hemodialysis patients in northern Taiwan: a multicenter study.},
  author={T. -C. Kao and M W Lai and T N Tsai and Chyi-Feng Jan and W Chie and Wan-Yu Chen},
  journal={Artificial organs},
  year={2009},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={61-8}
}
This study evaluated the associations between economic, social, psychological factors, and health-related quality of life of hemodialysis patients. Cross-sectional study design was used. End-stage renal disease patients who had received maintenance hemodialysis for more than 2 months at 14 centers in northern Taiwan were invited to participate. Demographic, economic, and psychosocial data of patients were collected. Depression was assessed by the Beck Depression Inventory. Health-related… CONTINUE READING

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