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Self-rated health, quality of life and appetite as predictors of initiation of dialysis and mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease stages 4–5: a prospective cohort study

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Title
Self-rated health, quality of life and appetite as predictors of initiation of dialysis and mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease stages 4–5: a prospective cohort study
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BMC Research Notes, June 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13104-018-3472-9
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Birgith Engelst Grove, Liv Marit Schougaard, Niels Henrik Hjollund, Per Ivarsen

Abstract

Patient-reported health status, including symptom burden, functional status and quality of life, are important measures of health in patients with chronic kidney disease. We aimed to investigate patient-reported outcomes (PRO) on self-rated health, appetite, quality of life and their associations with clinical outcomes. We conducted a prospective observational cohort study. Data was collected at baseline using a PRO questionnaire. The primary outcomes were initiation of dialysis, transplantation and mortality. Kaplan-Meier curves and multivariable Cox proportional hazards regression analyses were used. A total of 126 patients with chronic kidney disease with an eGFR of ≤ 25 mL/min/1.73 m2 were followed for a median of 321 (range 10-523) days. Poor appetite was associated with mortality (hazard ratio 20.9, 95% CI 3.7-129.8). Initiation of dialysis was associated with low self-rated health (hazard ratio 5.2, 95% CI 1.2-24.0). Mean decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate was - 0.9 mL/min/1.73 m2 (95% CI - 1.6 to - 0.2). Decline in self-rated health (p = 0.001) and appetite (p = 0.002) were correlated with reduction in renal function.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 24 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 29%
Student > Master 5 21%
Researcher 3 13%
Student > Postgraduate 2 8%
Student > Bachelor 2 8%
Other 2 8%
Unknown 3 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 8 33%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 25%
Psychology 2 8%
Social Sciences 2 8%
Decision Sciences 1 4%
Other 1 4%
Unknown 4 17%

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