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Title
Predictors of functional health status of end stage renal disease patients.
First Author
Parkerson, George R
Date of Pub
1997 Summer
Pages
37-49
Volume
18
Issue
4
Other Authors
Gutman, Robert A
Abstract
Potential predictors of the functional health status of 125 end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients were studied cross-sectionally. When health status was assessed by the physician with the Karnofsky Index, younger patient age, lower ESRD severity of illness, lower comorbidity severity, and higher albumin levels were predictors of better health [R-square = 0.48]. When patients self-reported their health status with the Duke Health Profile, African-American race, higher family support, lower family stress, and lower ESRD severity were positive predictors [R-square = 0.23]. The importance of measuring functional status, severity of illness, and social support and stress of ESRD patients is supported by these findings.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Health Status Indicators : Self Assessment (Psychology) : Chi-Square Distribution : Comorbidity : Cross-Sectional Studies : Hemodialysis/psychology : Human : Karnofsky Performance Status : Kidney Failure, Chronic/classification/psychology : North Carolina : Questionnaires : Rural Population : Severity of Illness Index : Social Support : Stress, Psychological : Support, Non-U.S. Gov't : Urban Population
NTIS Number
PB99-109613