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.
- Health-related quality of life
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