Learning Objective 1: The learner will be able to take subjective and objetcive parameters to evaluate correlations of quality of life in dialysis patients.
Learning Objective 2: The learner will be able to to find out how nursing professionals involve in multidisciplinary cooperation.
Methods: This is a cross- sectional study. Before data collection, the institutional boards approved this protocol. Structured questionnaires used in this study were as follows: the World Health Organization QOL questionnaire(WHOQOL-BREF), Taiwan Depression Questionnaire(TDQ), Edinburgh Claudication Questionnaire(ECQ)and blood biochemical laboratory data.
Results: (1)The characteristics of participants were different in age, education, original disease, exercise behavior, life time, and so on. (2)PD patients had significant lower WHOQOL-BREF scores(55.72. vs 59.22) and higher TDQ scores(16.07 vs. 10.72)(P<0.05). ECQ scores were not significantly different. (3)Blood biochemical data showed some significant differences between both , including normalized protein catabolic rate (nPCR) and dynamic urea kinetic clearance volume(Kt/V)(P<0.05).
Conclusion: ESRD patients should be informed about choice of renal replacement modality. To enhance QOL of PD patients, it requires multidisciplinary cooperation. Nurses as coordinators have an essential task to guide patients how to continue self-care in adapting to adverse life circumstances.
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