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Enfermería Nefrológica

On-line version ISSN 2255-3517Print version ISSN 2254-2884


RUIZ PARRADO, María del Carmen et al. Analysis of the quality of life of the patient in the predialysis stage. Enferm Nefrol [online]. 2017, vol.20, n.3, pp.233-240. ISSN 2255-3517.


The objective of the present study has been analysed the Health-Related Quality of Life of patients who had Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease.

Patients and method:

Thirty-two patients were studied (41% women), with an average age of 67.3±12.2 years old, with Stage 5 Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease and a glomerular filtration rate < 15mil/min. A descriptive and cross-sectional observational study was performed at the Nephrology Department of the Reina Sofía Hospital of Córdoba. The KDQOL-SF questionnaire was used to assess the Quality of Life Related to Health. Associated comorbidity was also studied.


The most affected dimensions were: the work situation, sexual function, physical role, general health and physical function. On the contrary, the best preserved ones were: cognitive function, quality of social relations, social support, social function and emotional well-being. No significant differences were found in any of the aspects with respect to gender.

A significant relationship was found between age and sexual function, physical function, physical role and vitality. Statistically correlated comorbidity with physical function and vitality were also statistically correlated; Also with age.


Patients with advanced stage 5 chronic kidney disease have decreased their health-related quality of life compared to the healthy reference population; Being the work situation, sexual function, physical function and general health, the most affected dimensions. Age and comorbidity were associated with poorer quality of life.

Keywords : ACKD; health related quality of life; pre-dialysis; dialysis.

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