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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155925
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Comparison of the WHOQOL-BREF and KDQOL-36 in CKD Patients
Abstract:
Comparison of the WHOQOL-BREF and KDQOL-36 in CKD Patients
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Lin, Tzu-Chia, BS
P.I. Institution Name:National Cheng Kung University
Title:RN
Co-Authors:Miaofen Yen PhD, RN, Associate Professor
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose: Quality of life (QOL) is considered to be an important outcome measure for patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). WHOQOL-BREF and KDQOL-36 are the most commonly used generic and disease-specific scales in CKD patients respectively. However, there are limited data with respect to the comparison and the discriminative abilities of these scales. In addition, there are few symptoms in the early stage but more complications in the late stage which may influence the interpretation of QOL. The study purpose was to compare the psychometric properties of the two scales, and to examine the discriminative abilities of these questionnaires in CKD patients.
Methods:  Patients over 20 years of age and diagnosed of CKD were recruited. CKD was then staged according to the eGFR and we subdivided patients into two groups with the early stage for those with eGFR of 30-90 ml/min/1.73m2 and the late stage for those with eGFR less than 30 ml/min/1.73m2. QOL was assessed by the WHOQOL-BREF and the KDQOL-36. Demographic characteristics and medical data were also obtained.
Results: The study is in progress. Descriptive statistics will express as frequencies and percentage or as mean± SD. Analysis of variance will be investigated. Simple regression will be used to examine whether there is a linear trend between CKD stages and the domain scores. The psychometric properties of the two scales will also be evaluated. A multitrait-multimethod correlation matrix (MTMM) will be used to evaluate the relationship between the domains of the two scales and to test for the correlation among CKD stage.
Conclusion: The WHOQOL-BREF may be more applicable to CKD patients with early stage while the KDQOL-36 may be more sensitive in predicting renal function impairment and thus suitable for measuring QOL of CKD patients in the late stage.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleComparison of the WHOQOL-BREF and KDQOL-36 in CKD Patientsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155925-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Comparison of the WHOQOL-BREF and KDQOL-36 in CKD Patients</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lin, Tzu-Chia, BS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">National Cheng Kung University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">RN</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">zichia1982@hotmail.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Miaofen Yen PhD, RN, Associate Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose:&nbsp;Quality of life (QOL) is considered to be an important outcome measure for patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). WHOQOL-BREF and KDQOL-36 are the most commonly used generic and disease-specific scales in CKD patients respectively. However, there are limited data with respect to the comparison and the discriminative abilities of these scales. In addition, there are few symptoms in the early stage but more complications in the late stage which may influence the interpretation of QOL. The study purpose was to compare the psychometric properties of the two scales, and to examine the discriminative abilities of these questionnaires in CKD patients. <br/>Methods:&nbsp;&nbsp;Patients over 20 years of age and diagnosed of CKD were recruited. CKD was then staged according to the eGFR and we subdivided patients into two groups with the early stage for those with eGFR of 30-90 ml/min/1.73m2 and the late stage for those with eGFR less than 30 ml/min/1.73m2. QOL was assessed by the WHOQOL-BREF and the KDQOL-36. Demographic characteristics and medical data were also obtained. <br/>Results:&nbsp;The study is in progress. Descriptive statistics will express as frequencies and percentage or as mean&plusmn; SD. Analysis of variance will be investigated. Simple regression will be used to examine whether there is a linear trend between CKD stages and the domain scores. The psychometric properties of the two scales will also be evaluated. A multitrait-multimethod correlation matrix (MTMM) will be used to evaluate the relationship between the domains of the two scales and to test for the correlation among CKD stage. <br/>Conclusion:&nbsp;The WHOQOL-BREF may be more applicable to CKD patients with early stage while the KDQOL-36 may be more sensitive in predicting renal function impairment and thus suitable for measuring QOL of CKD patients in the late stage.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:17:15Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:17:15Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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