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Quality of Life Questionnaire for Dialysis Patients

Name:
End-Stage Renal Disease Workgroup: Quality of Life Questionnaire for Dialysis Patients

Definition:
This questionnaire includes the McGill Quality of Life Questionnaire, the Diener Satisfaction with Life Questions, questions relating to patients' spiritual resources, and relating to satisfaction with care.

Category:
Clinical Care Tools - Clinical Assessment

Source:
The End-Stage Renal Disease Workgroup of
Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care
Alvin H. Moss, MD, Chair
[email protected]

Contact:
Alvin H. Moss, MD
Professor of Medicine & Director
Center for Health Ethics and Law
Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center
West Virginia University
P.O. Box 9022
Morgantown, WV 26506-9022
[email protected]

What this instrument is for:
The tool can be administered to dialysis patients every six months to evaluate their self-report of quality of life and to identify patients who are at risk for stopping dialysis because of a poor rating. The questionnaire also identifies areas in pain and symptom management and psychosocial and spiritual support in which interventions could be used to improve patients' quality of life.

Keywords:
end stage renal disease

To use this tool:
You may print and copy this tool for your own use from this site. Please credit source.

References:
Kimmel PL, Emont SL, Newmann, JM, Danko H, Moss AH. ESRD patient quality of life: Symptoms, spiritual beliefs, psychological factors, and ethnicity. American Journal of Kidney Disease 2003; 42:713-721

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Posted August 1, 2003

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Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care was a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation dedicated to long-term changes in health care institutions to substantially improve care for dying people and their families.