The associations of social support and other psychosocial factors with mortality and quality of life in the dialysis outcomes and practice patterns study.

@article{Untas2011TheAO,
  title={The associations of social support and other psychosocial factors with mortality and quality of life in the dialysis outcomes and practice patterns study.},
  author={Aur{\'e}lie Untas and Jyothi R. Thumma and Nicole Rascle and Hugh Rayner and Donna Mapes and Ant{\^o}nio Alberto Lopes and Shunichi Fukuhara and Tadao Akizawa and Hal Morgenstern and Bruce M. Robinson and Ronald L. Pisoni and Christian Combe},
  journal={Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN},
  year={2011},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={142-52}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES This study aimed to investigate the influence of social support and other psychosocial factors on mortality, adherence to medical care recommendations, and physical quality of life among hemodialysis patients. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS Data on 32,332 hemodialysis patients enrolled in the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (1996 to 2008) in 12 countries were analyzed. Social support and other psychosocial factors related to ESRD and its… CONTINUE READING

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