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Dialysis-linked complaints and burdens of illness on patient and spouse as predictors of survival in end-stage renal disease patients with home hemodialysis: a 10-year follow-up study

Publiceringsår: 2004
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 29-34
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Stress and Health
Volym: 20
Nummer: 1
Dokumenttyp: Artikel
Förlag: John Wiley & Sons


Participants were 40 persons from a group of 44 end-stage renal disease patients in southern Sweden who in 1985 received home hemodialysis under the auspices of a hospital renal unit, together with their spouses (n = 35). At a 10-year follow-up, 15 of the patients had died and 25 had survived. Univariate log rank tests of the influence of physical and demographic factors, the patient's dialysis-linked complaints and the burdens of the illness indicated the most important predictors of 10-year survival to be the patient's age, severity of the illness, the patient's dialysis-linked complaints (notably that of itching), and the burdens of the patient's disease on the spouse (particularly burdens of a sexual character). Copyright (C) 2004 John Wiley Sons, Ltd.



  • Urology and Nephrology
  • survival
  • sexuality
  • itching
  • stress in patients and spouses
  • home hemodialysis


  • ISSN: 1532-3005

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