Table 2.

Quality of life and psychosocial measures in ESRD and CKD samplesa

ParameterHD(n = 70)PD(n = 16)CKD 4 to 5(n = 65)Pb
Calculated IQOL SEIQOL Scorec0.69 (0.16)0.68 (0.18)0.74 (0.15)0.2
Visual Analog Scale GLOBAL SEIQOL Scorec0.63 (0.22)0.55 (0.24)0.66 (0.18)0.2
SF-36 Mental Health Composited45.00 (7.30)44.10 (6.50)43.90 (7.50)0.7
SF-36 Physical Health Composited40.50 (6.10)39.40 (6.10)40.30 (6.90)0.8
Perceived Stress Scalee5.80 (3.40)5.60 (3.60)5.60 (2.80)0.9
Impact of Events Scalef21.00 (16.50)32.90 (15.00)26.10 (18.00)0.1
Dialysis Symptom Indexg,h21.50 (15.50)22.90 (15.00)18.30 (13.60)0.3
Active coping2.41 (0.91)2.46 (0.92)2.48 (0.87)0.9
High support coping2.26 (0.76)2.26 (0.62)2.21 (0.73)0.9
Avoidant copingi1.20 (0.33)1.29 (0.39)1.21 (0.28)0.7
Acceptance coping2.13 (0.69)2.21 (0.63)2.20 (0.57)0.8
Blame copingi1.52 (0.92)1.31 (0.66)1.53 (0.65)0.4
Patient Health Questionnaire depression gradeh,j4.62 (3.81)4.94 (3.99)5.46 (4.60)0.5
  • a SEIQOL, Schedule for the Evaluation of Individual Quality of Life; SF-36, Short Form-36.

  • b χ2 or ANOVA was used as appropriate.

  • c Scores range from 0 to 1; higher scores indicate a better quality of life.

  • d In the general population, the mean for each summary scale is 50 with an SD of 10 points; higher scores indicate a better health-related quality of life.

  • e Scores range from 0 to 56; higher scores reflect greater amounts of perceived stress.

  • f Scores range from 0 to 75; higher scores reflect greater distress to an event that occurred in the past 6 mo.

  • g Scores range from 0 to 150; higher scores indicate a higher symptom/severity burden.

  • h Square root transformation.

  • i Log transformation.

  • j Scores range from 0 to 27; higher scores indicate increased severity of depressive symptoms.