Health-related Quality of Life and Potential Barriers to Adequate Nutrition among Japanese Hemodialysis Patients

@inproceedings{Irie2017HealthrelatedQO,
  title={Health-related Quality of Life and Potential Barriers to Adequate Nutrition among Japanese Hemodialysis Patients},
  author={Yuki Irie and Kunihiko Hayashi and Hiromitsu Shinozaki},
  year={2017}
}
Background and aims:Malnutrition is common in hemodialysis(HD)patients,which is known to reduce their health-related quality of life(QOL). Potential barriers to adequate nutrition can affect a patient’s nutritional status, although whether they also affect the patient’s QOL remains unclear. This study investigated the associations between several potential barriers and QOL among HD patients. Methods:This cross-sectional study included 36 Japanese patients receiving HD for 3 months. The patients… CONTINUE READING

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