The relationship between symptoms, depression, and quality of life in peritoneal dialysis patients.

@article{Hong2006TheRB,
  title={The relationship between symptoms, depression, and quality of life in peritoneal dialysis patients.},
  author={Eric Cho-Tek Hong and Judith Bernardini and Linda F. Fried and Maria Samsonov and Beth Pirain},
  journal={Advances in peritoneal dialysis. Conference on Peritoneal Dialysis},
  year={2006},
  volume={22},
  pages={83-7}
}
Measurement of patient outcome by mental and social indexes such as quality of life (QOL) in addition to survival is a growing trend. We examined the feasibility of using a single global QOL question in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. We also examined the relationship that QOL has with uremic symptoms and depression in these patients. During a clinic visit, each PD patient completed a single-question QOL measure (0-10 scale, 10 being best). Patients' symptoms were assessed using a 10-symptom… CONTINUE READING