Women on hemodialysis have lower self-reported health-related quality of life scores but better survival than men

Yu Sen Peng, Jenq Wen Huang, Kuan Yu Hung, Bing Shi Lin, Chien Yu Lin, Chwei Shiun Yang, Tzen Wen Chen, Ching Chih Hsia, Da Lung Chen, Wen Ding Hsu, Chao Fu Chang, Wu Kwan-Dun, Ru Ping Lin, Tun Jun Tsai, Wang Yu Chen

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Abstract

Hemodialysis patients suffer from poor quality of life and survival. A retrospective cohort study was performed to examine the sex differences in selfreported quality of life and mortality in a Taiwanese hemodialysis cohort. Methods: A total of 816 stable hemodialysis patients were included. Patients completed two questionnaires: the 36-item Short Form Health Survey Questionnaire (SF-36, Taiwan Standard Version 1.0) to assess health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI, Chinese Version) to assess depressive mood. Mortality outcomes were recorded for a seven-year follow-up period. Results: After adjustment for confounding factors, women had significantly higher BDI scores (P=.003), lower physical functioning (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)366-374
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Nephrology
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Depression
  • Hemodialysis
  • Mortality
  • Quality of life
  • Sex difference

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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    Peng, Y. S., Huang, J. W., Hung, K. Y., Lin, B. S., Lin, C. Y., Yang, C. S., Chen, T. W., Hsia, C. C., Chen, D. L., Hsu, W. D., Chang, C. F., Kwan-Dun, W., Lin, R. P., Tsai, T. J., & Chen, W. Y. (2013). Women on hemodialysis have lower self-reported health-related quality of life scores but better survival than men. Journal of Nephrology, 26(2), 366-374. https://doi.org/10.5301/jn.5000153