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A comparison of quality of life between patients treated with different dialysis modalities in Taiwan

Chu-Chun Hsu, Chiu-Ching Huang, Yue-Cune Chang, Jin-Shuen Chen, Wen-Chen Tsai and Kwua-Yun Wang

PLOS ONE, 2020, vol. 15, issue 1, 1-11

Abstract: Purpose: This study compared the quality of life (QOL) of hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients in Taiwan. Methods: This cross-sectional study recruited end-stage renal disease patients from 34 Taiwanese hospitals or clinics. Patient characteristics, diagnoses, and laboratory data were extracted from charts. The Chinese version of the Quality of Life Index–Dialysis version (QLI-D) was used. Multiple linear regression analysis showed the effects of dialysis modality on QOL. P

Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0227297

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