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Table 2 Quality of Life Domain Scores for Patients with End Stage Renal Disease in a tertiary hospital in Uganda

From: Comparison of the health-related quality of life of end stage kidney disease patients on hemodialysis and non-hemodialysis management in Uganda

Parameter Non-Haemodialysis Haemodialysis p-value
Mean SD Mean SD
Kidney disease-specific domains
 Symptom/problem list [12] 34.48 36.36 65.82 24.23 1.0000
 Effects of kidney disease [8] 47.85 24.92 47.15 22.54 0.3967
 Burden of kidney disease [4] 25.57 17.92 19.25 15.32 0.0005**
 Work status [2] 31.88 26.56 45.56 22.99 1.0000
 Cognitive function [3] 67.39 22.98 63.66 22.47 0.0699
 Quality of social interaction [3] 59.58 16.90 61.88 16.90 0.8902
 Sleep [4] 47.17 19.51 42.66 16.78 0.0147**
 Social support [2] 74.24 29.12 78.36 29.13 0.8994
KDCS 48.52 13.59 53.04 12.16 0.9990
SF-36
 Physical functioning [10] 29.02 26.42 18.89 22.27 0.0002**
 Role limitations--physical [4] 5.93 22.75 0.21 2.29 0.0033**
 Pain [2] 66.71 27.11 72.94 27.36 0.9791
 General health [5] 37.95 15.23 39.66 37.13 0.8453
 Emotional well-being [5] 50.82 11.33 52.85 10.37 0.9483
 Role limitations--emotional [3] 6.07 22.71 0.55 4.29 0.0044**
 Social function [2] 61.56 22.79 59.21 24.95 0.1927
 Energy/fatigue [4] 47.93 13.46 50.13 12.51 0.9296
PCS 34.23 7.63 33.14 6.02 0.0957
MCS 38.02 5.80 38.01 4.77 0.4866
OVERALL HEALTH SCORE 40.43 6.20 41.71 4.42 0.9733
  1. **significant at p < .05; KDCS Kidney disease composite summary, SF Short Form health survey, MCS Mental composite summary, PCS Physical composite summary; Maximum score = 100 per domain, SD Standard Deviation Numbers in brackets represent number of items in each subdomain