Physical symptoms and quality of life in patients on chronic dialysis: results of The Netherlands Cooperative Study on Adequacy of Dialysis (NECOSAD)

@article{Merkus1999PhysicalSA,
  title={Physical symptoms and quality of life in patients on chronic dialysis: results of The Netherlands Cooperative Study on Adequacy of Dialysis (NECOSAD)},
  author={Maruschka P. Merkus and Kitty J. Jager and Friedo Wilhelm Dekker and Rob J. de Haan and Elisabeth Wilhelmina Boeschoten and Raymond Theodorus Krediet},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  year={1999},
  volume={14 5},
  pages={1163-70}
}
BACKGROUND So far, little attention has been paid to the value of dialysis adequacy for patients' quality of life (QL). Therefore we studied the impact of demographic, clinical, and dialysis characteristics on physical symptoms and perceived QL. METHODS The study population consisted of 120 incident chronic haemodialysis (HD) and 106 peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients, starting dialysis treatment in 13 Dutch centres. Data were collected 3 months after the start of dialysis. Nine physical… CONTINUE READING

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