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Title
General health of end stage renal disease program beneficiaries.
First Author
Ozminkowski, Ronald J
Date of Pub
1997 Fall
Pages
121-144
Volume
19
Issue
1
Other Authors
Hassol, Andrea; Murphy, Michael; White, Alan J
Abstract
A telephone survey of a national sample of 515 Medicare End Stage Renal Disease Program beneficiaries was conducted to obtain information on their health status and its determinants. The Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-36 (SF-36) was applied during the interview process to obtain the health-status information. The reliability of each SF-36 health-status dimension was at least 0.85, and the validity of seven of the eight dimensions was high. Weighted least-squares regression results showed that health-status levels were often lower among older patients and Hispanic persons, and sometimes lower for those with low incomes. The implications of using the SF-36 for health-status measurement are also described.
Abstract Continued
N/A
MeSH
Health Status Indicators : Kidney Failure, Chronic : Treatment Outcome : Activities of Daily Living : Adult : Age Factors : Aged : Ethnic Groups : Female : Health Surveys : Hemodialysis/utilization : Human : Male : Medicare : Middle Age : Social Class : Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S. : United States/epidemiology
NTIS Number
PB99-109621