Self-assessed physical and mental function of haemodialysis patients.

@article{Mittal2001SelfassessedPA,
  title={Self-assessed physical and mental function of haemodialysis patients.},
  author={Suneet Mittal and Lisa S Ahern and Edith Flaster and John K. Maesaka and Steven A Fishbane},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  year={2001},
  volume={16 7},
  pages={1387-94}
}
BACKGROUND Physical (PCS) and mental (MCS) component summary scales of the Short Form 36 (SF-36) health survey are validated measures of quality of life (QOL) and functional status. We sought to evaluate the PCS and MCS in haemodialyis patients as compared to the general population and other chronic diseases. METHODS A cohort of 134 haemodialysis patients (mean age 60.9+/-14.3 years, males 63.4%, Caucasians 66.4%) was followed from January 1996 to December 1998 (mean follow up 14.5+/-5.7… CONTINUE READING

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