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J Ardabil Univ Med Sci 2009, 9(2): 171-179 Back to browse issues page
Quality of Life in Patients after Renal Transplantation in Comparison with Intermittent Hemodialysis
Maryam Namadi , Asiyeh Movahdpoor
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  Background and objectives: Quality of life is an important aspect in the evaluation of different therapeutic interventions. Quality of life assessment helps to find patients problem and revise their therapeutic method. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the life quality among patients receiving renal transplantation in comparison with hemodialysis in Ardabil university of Medical Sciences.

  Method: In this comparative study a total of 70 patients with renal transplantation and 93 hemodialytic patients were chosen through census sampling. An interview based questionnaire was administered for subjects to gather information on demographic characteristics and kidney disease quality of life scale.

  Results: Findings show that, 65.7 percent of transplanted patients reported their quality of life as good. While, in 65.6 percent of hemodialytic patients life quality was moderate. The average quality of life score in transplanted patients was 95.44 ± 12.44 SD while it was 83.53 ± 14.89 for the patients under dialyzes. The difference between the two groups were significant (p< 0/001).

Conclusion: It is concluded that by transplantation, the life quality of in CRF patients may be improved.
Keywords: Life Quality, Renal transplantation, Hemodialysis
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Received: 2009/02/8 | Accepted: 2009/06/11 | Published: 2014/04/6
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Namadi M, Movahdpoor A. Quality of Life in Patients after Renal Transplantation in Comparison with Intermittent Hemodialysis. J Ardabil Univ Med Sci. 2009; 9 (2) :171-179
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