Yu-Sen Peng • Chih-Kang Chiang • Kung-Yu Hung • Chung-Hsin Chang •
Chien-Yu Lin • Chwei-Shiun Yang • Tzen-Wen Chen • Ching-Chih Hsia •
Da-Lung Chen • Wen-Ding Hsu • Chao-Fu Chang • Kwan-Dun Wu •
Ru-Ping Lin • Tun-Jun Tsai • Wang-Yu Chen
The maintenance of good health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is an important goal for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. Whether hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD) have different impacts on HRQoL is a concern shared by both physicians and patients. A comparison study of HRQoL between Taiwanese HD and PD patients was conducted.
ESRD patients at 14 hospitals or dialysis centers in northern Taiwan were recruited in this cross-sectional study. The Chinese-language version of the 36-item Short Form Health Survey Questionnaire (SF-36, Taiwan Standard Version 1.0) was used to evaluate HRQoL. Ordinal regression analyses were used to explore the independent association between HRQoL scores and dialysis modality.