International Comparative Analysis of Quality of Life of Hemodialysis Patients

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Nişel R. N. , Çınar A. , Ekizler H.

İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Dergisi, vol.38, no.1, pp.249-259, 2016 (International Refereed University Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.14780/iibd.53128
  • Title of Journal : İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Dergisi
  • Page Numbers: pp.249-259


Aim of the study is to make international comparisons on the determinants of quality of life of the dialysis patients who received treatment in Turkey. Determinants (sub-scales) of quality of life of the dialysis patients are measured by KDQOL-SFTM Version 1.3 (Kidney Disease Quality of Life) instrument. A sample of 236 dialysis patients responded to those questions in the instrument of KDQOL-SF Version 1.3 based on their perceptions about their physical and emotional problems. The research results showed that Turkish hemodialysis patients perceived their quality of life higher than other countries and similar results obtained for the determinants (sub-scales) of the instrument other than the sub- scales of staff encouragement, patient satisfaction and mental health.