Health-related quality of life in children on dialysis

Arlene C. Gerson, Susan Furth

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Kidney dialysis remains a life-sustaining treatment for youth who have kidney failure. Optimum renal replacement therapy (RRT) results require strict adherence to dialysis prescription, to diet requirements/restrictions, and close follow-up with medical providers. While clinical markers of dialysis patient&s health status (e.g., growth, infection rates, hospitalization, and survival) are necessary indicators of health outcomes, health care providers have become increasingly interested in patient and family perception of quality of life (QOL) as an adjunctive measure of treatment efficacy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPediatric Dialysis, Second Edition
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781461407218
ISBN (Print)9781461407201
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012


  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Dialysis
  • Health-related quality of life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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