In 1994 the Kidney Disease Quality of Life Working Group developed the KDQOL in an attempt to understand the relationship between functional status and well-being in end stage renal disease and their impact on outcomes measures.
Life Options has created - KDQOL-36 ONLINE - an online version of the short form designed as a learning tool for professionals.
The following article addresses in simple terms the uses and significance of the instruments.
Effects of Exercise
- Physical exercise among participants in the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS): correlates and associated outcomes. Francesca Tentori et.al. Nephrol. Dial. Transplant. (2010) 25 (9): 3050-3062.
- A twelve week exercise program improves the psychological status, quality of life and work capacity in hemodialysis patients. Levendoglu F, Altintepe L, Okudan N, Ugurlu H, Gokbel H, Tonbul Z, Guney I, Turk S. J Nephrol. 2004 Nov-Dec;17(6):826-32
- Effects of exercise training plus normalization of hematocrit on exercise capacity and health-related quality of life. Painter P, Moore G, Carlson L, Paul S, Myll J, Phillips W, Haskell W. Am J Kidney Dis. 2002 Feb;39(2):257-65
Data can be easily scored and variables can be quantified along any number of variables. For more examples link to the following: