Health-related quality of life in dialysis patients with HCV infection

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Measuring the impact of chronic kidney disease (CKD) treatment on patient quality of life has become increasingly recognized as an important outcome measure. Despite improvements in the treatment of chronic kidney disease, health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is lower than in the general population. HRQOL measures, particularly the Physical Component Summary (PCS), have predictive validity for risk of both mortality and hospitalization in dialysis populations. For every 10-point lower PCS score, the relative risk (RR) of death increases by 29% (RR=1.29; 95% CI=1.23 to 1.35; p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)473-481
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Artificial Organs
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • Dialysis
  • Health-related quality of life (HRQOL)
  • Hepatitis C virus (HCV)
  • Survival

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)


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