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Quality of life in predialytic uremic patients

Klang, B.; Björvell, H. and Clyne, N. LU (1996) In Quality of Life Research 5(1). p.109-116
Abstract

This study describes and analyses how 38 predialytic uremic patients perceived their sense of well-being, functional ability, level of anxiety and sense of coherence. The patients in this study reported decreased sense of well-being, considerable functional disabilities, and a high level of anxiety when compared to a healthy reference group. These observations were independent of laboratory data with the exception of hemoglobin concentration which showed a significant negative correlation to the SIP scale work. There was a significant negative correlation between the scores of sense of coherence and anxiety. Patients with a weak sense of coherence and a high level of anxiety perceived their well-being as being worse than those with... (More)

This study describes and analyses how 38 predialytic uremic patients perceived their sense of well-being, functional ability, level of anxiety and sense of coherence. The patients in this study reported decreased sense of well-being, considerable functional disabilities, and a high level of anxiety when compared to a healthy reference group. These observations were independent of laboratory data with the exception of hemoglobin concentration which showed a significant negative correlation to the SIP scale work. There was a significant negative correlation between the scores of sense of coherence and anxiety. Patients with a weak sense of coherence and a high level of anxiety perceived their well-being as being worse than those with higher scores in the sense of coherence test and lower scores in the level of anxiety test. Sense of well-being in turn influenced functional ability in daily life. Social and marital status also affected the results. These results indicate that the investigated group of predialytic patients have a decrease in quality of life. The results obtained provide a useful instrument showing in which areas care should be concentrated and in what way patients' own resources need to be strengthened while preparing for dialysis treatment.

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Anxiety, End-stage renal failure, Functional ability (SIP), Predialytic patients, Quality of life, Sense of Coherence (SOC), Well-being
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Quality of Life Research
volume
5
issue
1
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8 pages
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Springer
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0962-9343
DOI
10.1007/BF00435975
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English
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  abstract     = {<p>This study describes and analyses how 38 predialytic uremic patients perceived their sense of well-being, functional ability, level of anxiety and sense of coherence. The patients in this study reported decreased sense of well-being, considerable functional disabilities, and a high level of anxiety when compared to a healthy reference group. These observations were independent of laboratory data with the exception of hemoglobin concentration which showed a significant negative correlation to the SIP scale work. There was a significant negative correlation between the scores of sense of coherence and anxiety. Patients with a weak sense of coherence and a high level of anxiety perceived their well-being as being worse than those with higher scores in the sense of coherence test and lower scores in the level of anxiety test. Sense of well-being in turn influenced functional ability in daily life. Social and marital status also affected the results. These results indicate that the investigated group of predialytic patients have a decrease in quality of life. The results obtained provide a useful instrument showing in which areas care should be concentrated and in what way patients' own resources need to be strengthened while preparing for dialysis treatment.</p>},
  author       = {Klang, B. and Björvell, H. and Clyne, N.},
  issn         = {0962-9343},
  keyword      = {Anxiety,End-stage renal failure,Functional ability (SIP),Predialytic patients,Quality of life,Sense of Coherence (SOC),Well-being},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {109--116},
  publisher    = {ARRAY(0x87dda28)},
  series       = {Quality of Life Research},
  title        = {Quality of life in predialytic uremic patients},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00435975},
  volume       = {5},
  year         = {1996},
}