|Title:||Are both psychological and physical dimensions in health-related quality of life associated with mortality in hemodialysis patients: A 7-year Taiwan cohort study||Authors:||Peng Y.-S.
|Issue Date:||2010||Journal Volume:||30||Journal Issue:||2||Start page/Pages:||98-105||Source:||Blood Purification||Abstract:||
Background: Psychological depression and physical disability are closely correlated in hemodialysis patients. A retrospective cohort study was conducted to examine the independent association of physical and psychological functioning with mortality in a hemodialysis cohort in Taiwan. Methods: A total of 888 stable hemodialysis patients were included. Patients completed two questionnaires: the 36-item Short Form Health Survey Questionnaire (SF-36, Taiwan Standard Version 1.0) and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI, Chinese Version). Mortality outcomes were recorded for a seven-year follow-up period. Results: There were 303 deaths recorded. BDI scores were inversely related to all health-related quality of life (HRQoL) domains (p < 0.001). In the Cox-proportional hazard model, only poor physical dimension of HRQoL was independently associated with higher mortality. Conclusion: Poor physical dimension in HRQoL is a strong predictor of mortality among hemodialysis patients in Taiwan. Psychological depression is closely correlated with poor HRQoL but does not predict mortality. Copyright ? 2010 S. Karger AG, Basel.
|ISSN:||0253-5068||DOI:||10.1159/000319002||SDG/Keyword:||adult; article; Beck Depression Inventory; chemical analysis; controlled study; correlation analysis; depression; disease association; female; follow up; functional assessment; hemodialysis; hemodialysis patient; human; major clinical study; male; mortality; outcome assessment; physical disability; predictor variable; priority journal; proportional hazards model; psychological aspect; quality of life; questionnaire; Short Form 36; Taiwan; Aged; Cohort Studies; Depression; Female; Follow-Up Studies; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Physical Fitness; Predictive Value of Tests; Quality of Life; Questionnaires; Renal Dialysis; Retrospective Studies
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