Table 1.

Demographics, quality of life, and prognostic factor scoresa

VariableAll(n = 147)“Yes”(n = 113)“No”(n = 34)P
Age (yr)66.4 ± 14.864.5 ± 14.972.5 ± 12.80.005
Time on dialysis (mo)38.9 ± 38.839.5 ± 41.036.7 ± 30.40.728
Serum albumin3.9 ± 0.33.9 ± 0.33.7 ± 0.40.046
Pain visual analogue score2.6 ± 3.22.7 ± 3.32.3 ± 3.00.575
McGill Quality of Life Question6.7 ± 2.16.8 ± 2.16.4 ± 2.00.394
CCI score6.1 ± 2.25.8 ± 2.17.1 ± 2.30.004
Karnofsky Performance Status score80.0 ± 16.881.6 ± 15.869.7 ± 17.1<0.001
  • a “Yes” indicates patients in the “yes, I would be surprised” group; “No” indicates the “no, I would not be surprised” group. CCI, Charlson Comorbidity Index.