Assessment of quality of life in haemodialysis patients: A comparison of the Nottingham Health Profile and the Short Form 36

Authors

  • Neriman Zengin PhD,

    Associate Professor, Corresponding author
    1. Department of Midwifes, Faculty of Health Sciences, Istanbul University, Bakirköy, Istanbul, Turkey
    • Correspondence: Neriman Zengin, Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, İstanbul Universitesi, Demirkapı C. Karabal S. Ruh ve Sinir Hastalıkları Hastanesi Bahçe İçi, 34740 Bakirköy, Istanbul, Türkiye. Email: nzengin@istanbul.edu.tr

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  • Besey Ören PhD,

    Lecturer
    1. Department of Midwifes, Faculty of Health Sciences, Istanbul University, Bakirköy, Istanbul, Turkey
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  • Asiye Gül PhD,

    Lecturer and Associate Professor
    1. Department of Midwifes, Faculty of Health Sciences, Istanbul University, Bakirköy, Istanbul, Turkey
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  • Hülya Üstündağ PhD

    Associate Professor
    1. Department of Nursing, School of Health Sciences, Istanbul Bilgi University, Bakirköy, Istanbul, Turkey
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Abstract

This study aimed to compare the psychometric properties of the Nottingham Health Profile (NHP) and the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form Health Survey (SF-36), which evaluates health-related quality of life in haemodialysis patients. Data were gathered using the NHP and the SF-36. Quality of life scores obtained from the NHP and the SF-36 were compared according to sociodemographic characteristics. It was found that the internal consistency values of the NHP and the SF-36 were similar. The floor effect of the two NHP subscales and the ceiling effect of all the NHP subscales were higher than those pertaining to the. It was observed that the NHP mean subscale scores were higher than those of the SF-36, except for one subscale of the SF-36. There was a significant positive correlation between the similar subscales of the NHP and the SF-36 and between the total scores. These results seem to support the utility of the NHP and the SF-36 in evaluating quality of life in haemodialysis patients.

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