General health of end stage renal disease program beneficiaries.
Ozminkowski, Ronald J
Date of Pub
Hassol, Andrea; Murphy, Michael; White, Alan J
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.
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