Health-Related Quality of Life for Children With Chronic Kidney Disease

Stuart L. Goldstein, Arlene C. Gerson, Susan Furth

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Abstract

Medical care advancements for children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) receiving hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, or with a kidney transplant have resulted in relatively improved long-term patient survival compared with adult patients with CKD. Optimal care for the pediatric patient with CKD requires attention not only to medical management but also the psychosocial and developmental factors that will either ensure or prevent a pediatric patient's successful transition into adulthood. We review the range of issues that impact pediatric CKD patient health-related quality of life (HRQOL), the history of pediatric CKD patient HRQOL investigation, and the instruments currently available to assess HRQOL.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)364-369
Number of pages6
JournalAdvances in Chronic Kidney Disease
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2007

Keywords

  • Health-related quality of life
  • children
  • chronic kidney disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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