Improving Dialysis Patient Health-. Related Quality of Life: A Practical. Discussion on the Use of the KDQOL December 10, 1 p.m. to 3. Is KDQOL 36 the same thing as KDQOL-SF? The KDQOL-SF is a much longer survey. The. KDQOL includes a subset of questions from the. Save hours of staff time on KDQOL paperwork with KDQOL-COMPLETE. Enter patient answers quickly & easily on one simple screen, let patients take the .

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Health-related quality of life is an essential aspect concerned with the treatment outcomes. The KDQOL instrument was validated by the committee of experts consisting of healthcare providers such as nephrologists threesenior HD staff nurse one and clinical pharmacist one. The measurement properties such as variability, reliability and validity were determined by administering the questionnaire to 82 patients on HD who were randomly selected from the HD units of three hospitals.


The test and retest methods were used for reliability.

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Test-re-test reliability was assessed with a subsample of 45 patients by two administrations of the KDQOL seven days apart. Data were collected through a face-to-face interview. It was evaluated computing intraclass correlation coefficients ICC and internal consistency estimated by computing Cronbach’s-alfa.

The ICC ranged from 0. The reliability measured with Cronbach’s alfa, which was more than 0.

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