Health-related quality of life of predialysis patients with chronic renal failure.

@article{Fukuhara2007HealthrelatedQO,
  title={Health-related quality of life of predialysis patients with chronic renal failure.},
  author={Shunichi Fukuhara and Shin Yamazaki and Fumiaki Marumo and Takashi Akiba and Tadao Akizawa and Satoru Fujimi and Shigekazu Haruki and Yoshindo Kawaguchi and Hiroshi Nihei and Takao Shoji and Teiryou Maeda},
  journal={Nephron. Clinical practice},
  year={2007},
  volume={105 1},
  pages={c1-8}
}
BACKGROUND Health-related quality of life (HQOL) of predialysis patients with chronic renal failure (CRF) has received less attention than that of dialysis patients. We investigated changes in SF-36 over 1 year and examined associations between clinical parameters and SF-36 in predialysis CRF patients. METHODS Subjects were 471 predialysis CRF patients. SF-36 and clinical parameters were measured every 8 weeks for 48 weeks. Of the 471 subjects, 294 underwent one or more follow-ups. We… CONTINUE READING

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