Quality of life in children on dialysis

Quality of life in children on dialysis

Author Brunelli, Giovanna Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Nogueira, Paulo Cesar Koch Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Pestana, Jose Osmar Medina Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Diniz, Denise Helena de Madureira Pará Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract In recent years, the survival of patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) has increased but few studies have assessed the quality of life in children on dialysis. the aim of the present cross-sectional study was to analyze the quality of life in this pediatric population and compare it with healthy controls using the Autoquestionnaire Qualit, de Vie Enfant Image.Thirty-three children on dialysis paired for gender, age, and social level with 33 healthy children.A significant difference was observed between the groups regarding the question on the practicing of sports. for this question, 29/33 healthy children reported to be very satisfied, while only 17/33 out of the ESRD group stated likewise. When asked about satisfaction of the children at the table with the family, 23/33 of the controls and 16/33 of the ESRD group reported to be very satisfied, showing a trend toward a significant difference (P = 0.059). No differences were observed for the remaining questions. We conclude that ESRD was linked to lower perception of quality of life in leisure aspects (sports) and a trend regarding functional issues (meal at the table).
Keywords Child
Chronic renal disease
Hemodialysis
Peritoneal dialysis
Quality of life
Language English
Date 2012-10-01
Published in International Urology and Nephrology. Dordrecht: Springer, v. 44, n. 5, p. 1515-1519, 2012.
ISSN 0301-1623 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Springer
Extent 1515-1519
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11255-011-0047-2
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000308957400033
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/35352

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