Investigation of renal transplantation patients’ quality of life by kidney transplantation questionnaire (KTQ-25)
Journal of Critical Care Nursing : June 30, 2010, 3 (3); e7152
July 30, 2010
Article Type: Research Article
August 30, 2016
June 30, 2010
F, et al. Investigation of renal transplantation patients’ quality of life by kidney transplantation questionnaire (KTQ-25),
Crit Care Nurs J.
Aims: Quality of Life (QOL) is a strong predictor of mortality for end stage renal disease patients. This has resulted in QOL becoming the most important measure by which to present the outcome of these patients. The aim of this study was to measure QOL in renal transplant patients in Tehran. Methods: This is a descriptive-analytic study which was performed on 220 renal transplant patients referred to transplantation and nephrology clinic of two Tehran city selected hospitals in year 2009. A demographic and a Kidney Transplant Questionnaire (KTQ-25) were used in order to collect data. The reliability of KTQ-25 was determined 0.93 by Chronbach's Alpha method and the questionnaire was filled by patients. Data were analyzed by SPSS 16 and descriptive and analytic statistics. Results: The mean of QOL in this study was 4.9±1.27, the maximum score was obtained in appearance dimension and the minimum score was obtained in fear dimension. Relation between QOL score and gender (p<0.001), cause of End Stage Renal Disease (p=0.02), occupation (p=0.002) and economic satisfaction (p=0.02) was significant. Conclusion: Tehran city kidney transplant patients’ QOL level is moderate.
Quality Of Life, Renal Transplantation, Kidney Transplant Questionnaire (KTQ-25)
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