Volume 10, Number 3 (11-1996)                   Med J Islam Repub Iran 1996 | Back to browse issues page


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MAHDAVI R, SADEGHI H. ASSESSMENT OF QUALITY OF LIFE IN 50 PATIENTS WHILE UNDER HEMODIALYSIS AND FOLLOWING KIDNEY TRANSPLANT. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 1996; 10 (3) :195-196
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From the Renal Transplant and Hemodialysis Division, Imam Reza Medical Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Islamic Republic of Iran.
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The quality of life of 50 end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients on hemodialysis was evaluated before and after kidney transplantation (KTx). Mean duration of the patients' hemodialysis was 3 years and mean postoperative period was 2.4 years when tested. Common problems of such patients such as depression, sleep disorders, energy pattern disruption, sex-life difficulties, and appetite disorders were assessed using a five point scale (very good, good, medium, difficult and disabled). Following renal transplant, more than 80% of patients showed an improvement in several aspects in this regard.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Internal Medicine