Κατεύθυνση Οργάνωση και Διοίκηση Υπηρεσιών ΥγείαςLibrary of the School of Health Sciences
Παναγιώτα Σουρτζή, Καθηγήτρια, Τμήμα Νοσηλευτικής, ΕΚΠΑ
Δάφνη Καϊτελίδου, Αναπληρώτρια Καθηγήτρια, Τμήμα Νοσηλευτικής, ΕΚΠΑ
Στέλιος Κατσαραγάκης, Επίκουρος Καθηγητής , Τμήμα Νοσηλευτικής, ΕΚΠΑ
Σχετιζόμενη με την υγεία ποιότητα ζωής σε νεφροπαθείς στην Ελλάδα: συστηματική ανασκόπηση
Health related quality of life of patients with kidney disease in Greece: systematic review
Introduction: Chronic Kidney Disease is one of the chronic diseases with the highest morbidity and mortality worldwide. In recent years, health-related quality of life is a new concept and is considered a very important criterion in assessing a patient's treatment and care plan.
Purpose: The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate the quality of life of patients with chronic kidney disease in Greece.
Method: This review included research studies published between 2006-2017 from the Pubmed, Scopus and Google Scholar databases with the words “health-related quality of life”, “quality of life, “kidney”, “renal”, “hemodialysis”, “Greece “.
Results: Overall, 20 research studies were reviewed and evaluated. The majority of these studies demonstrated that hemodialysis patients experience the worst quality of life, while peritoneal patients have a better quality of life than hemodialysis patients. Transplanted patients have an improved quality of life compared with the quality of life prior to transplantation. Finally, with regard to pediatric patients, the patients' parents have a worse perception on the quality of life that their children experience compared to the perception of the patients themselves.
Conclusion: Questionnaires on quality of life are an important tool for evaluating the health of patients with chronic kidney disease who, as proven, experience poor quality of life. It is important to conduct further multidimensional studies to extract safer and more reliable conclusions focusing on the quality of life of patients with chronic kidney disease in Greece.
Main subject category:
Health-related quality of life, Quality of life, Kidney, Renal, Hemodialysis, Greece