Comparing health-related quality of life between haemodialysis patients and a community sample in the United Arab Emirates

Abdelbasit Ayoub, Katherine Nelson, Pamela Wood, Kamal H Hijjazi

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    Abstract

    Background: Health-related quality of life (QOL) is affected by chronic health conditions. This study compared the QOL among patients undergoing haemodialysis treatment and community residents in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Method: A descriptive comparative survey design was used to study 161 haemodialysis patients and 350 persons from the community. Respondents from both samples completed a demographic questionnaire and the SF-36 tool. In addition, the haemodialysis group completed the dialysis version of the QOL Index tool, and the community group completed the standard version of the QOL Index tool. Results: The average SF-36 score for the haemodialysis sample was significantly lower than that of the community sample (58.92 vs 75.02, p
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)34 - 43
    Number of pages10
    JournalRenal Society of Australasia Journal
    Volume10
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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