Table 3.

Univariate comparison: Measures of quality of life and physical function

VariablesaPD, n=129HD, n=122Multiplicity–Adjusted P Value
SF-12 PCS,a median (IQR)33 (26.6–40.3)31.7 (25.2–38.2)0.57
SF-12 MCS,a median (IQR)49.3 (38.4–54.2)50.8 (40.3–59.6)0.35
Illness Intrusiveness Rating Scale, median (IQR)33 (21–43.75)33 (23–43)0.86
HADS depression, median (IQR)6 (3–8.75)5 (3–7.75)0.05
Possible depression (HADS>8), % of n38.823.80.05
Renal Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire score, median (IQR)55 (48–59.75)51 (44–57)0.01
Symptom count, median (IQR)8 (6–10)9 (7–11)0.14
Symptom score, median (IQR)14 (9–20)16 (11–22)0.39
Barthel Score, median (IQR)90 (75–100)90 (78.3–100)0.82
Timed up and go test ≥14 s (HD=46; PD=49), % of n80.479.60.99
  • aPD, assisted peritoneal dialysis; HD, hemodialysis; SF-12, Short Form-12; PCS, Physical Component Summary; IQR, interquartile range; MCS, Mental Component Summary; HADS, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale; PD, peritoneal dialysis.

  • a A higher score indicates better quality of life.