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Title: Dyadic Relationship and Quality of Life - Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
Authors: Cravo Barata, Nuno
Keywords: Chronic Kidney Disease
Renal Replacement Treatment
Quality of Life
Dyadic Adjustment
Survey Descriptive Study
Issue Date: Nov-2013
Publisher: Éditos Prometaicos
Series/Report no.: 2;
Abstract: This is a cross-sectional study of a descriptive nature through surveys, exploratory and correlational with the following objectives: (1) verify the existence of differences of dyadic adjustment (DA) according to renal replacement treatment (RRT) and (2) verify the existence of differences quality of life (QOL) in accordance with the RRT. The sample consisted of 125 participants. Of these, 31 were to be made RRT by automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) and 94 hemodialysis (HD). Participants were selected from three renal centers: (1) Centro Renal da Prelada (Porto, Portugal), (2) Centrodial (S. João da Madeira, Portugal) and Centro Renal da Misericórdia de Paredes (Paredes, Portugal). The study was carried out for 6 months. The following instruments were applied: Socio-demographic and clinical questionnaire (SDCQ), Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS), World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL-Bref). The results demonstrate the existence of statistically significant differences between the type of RRT and most areas of QOL, as well as the existence of statistically significant differences between the subscales of the DAS evaluated and the type of RRT.
ISSN: 2182-0290
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