Predictors of functional health status of end stage renal disease patients.
Parkerson, George R
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Gutman, Robert A
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.
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