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Revista de la Sociedad Española de Enfermería Nefrológica

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SEGUI GOMA, Anna; AMADOR PERIS, Patricia  and  RAMOS ALCARIO, Ana Belén. Quality of life in patients with chronic renal insufficiency undergoing dialysis. Rev Soc Esp Enferm Nefrol [online]. 2010, vol.13, n.3, pp.155-160. ISSN 1139-1375.

Introduction: During last decade there have been developed several studies aimed to evaluate Life Quality (LQ) related with health in patients with Chronic Renal Failure (CRF) under dialysis substitutive treatment. Aim: To evaluate LQ and personal characteristics of patients with CRF and compare it with general population. Material and methods: A cross section descriptive study based on a sample of 96 patients of dialysis in a centre in Tarragona. The form SF-36 was used to check LQ. Results were compared with the general references of Spanish population. The following data were taken into account: age, sex, marital status, profession, address, time needed to arrive to the dialysis center, transport used to get to the dialysis centre, time under treatment and vascular access. Results: The average age of the study is 62,12 years old in a range between 18 and 90. There are more males (53,1%); the 66,7% is married; 60,4% is retired and 88,6% lives with someone. It has been also compared the time needed to arrive to the dialysis centre and the transport used: the 55,2% uses ambulance. The 65,6% is internal arteriovenous fistula carrier. Conclusions: Life Quality in patients of CRF is worst than in reference population in all dimensions.

Keywords : Terminal chronic renal failure; Haemodialysis; For SF-36; Quality of life.

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