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HERDIN Record #: PCHRDPC971220 Submitted: 16 May 2007 Modified: 25 March 2019

Quality of life of ESRD patients on renal replacement in major kidney centers in Manila.

 Dimacali C,
 Dulalia VE,
 Ramiro L,
 Lagula L

OBJECTIVES: The study described the overall and domain-specific quality of life of ESRD patients and compared the quality of life according to mode of renal replacement therapy.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: We utilized 101 Filipino ESRD patients who were randomly selected from the 12 major kidney centers in Metro Manila. The patients answered the modified UP-DOH QOL Scale. The scale measured the physical wellness, emotional well-being, social status, cognitive ability, and self-care/functional domains. The scores were interpreted as follows: high for scores between 1.0-3.0, moderate for 3.1-5.0, high for 5.1-7.0. One-way Anova with unequal samples were used to compare the overall QOL score among the different modes of renal replacement therapy.

RESULTS: Overall, the quality of life of ESRD patients were moderate (mean score = 3.3358 +/- .06). Physical wellness, emotional well-being social status and functional status were rated as moderate, while the cognitive ability was perceived to be high. The quality of life score in the functional status of patients in bicarbonate hemodialysis gave the highest score (p .05).

CONCLUSION: This study is a pioneering attempt to characterize the quality of life of Filipino end-stage renal disease patients on renal replacement therapy. Overall, the quality of life of these patients is moderate.

Publication Type
Publication Sub Type
Third International Conference for Quality of Life
Place of Publication
The Manila Hotel
October 25, 1996
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Philippine Council for Health Research and Development Library FIL-PR RA440 T34 1996 Abstract Print Format (Request Document)
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