Health-related quality of life in survivors of acute kidney injury: The Prolonged Outcomes Study of the Randomized Evaluation of Normal versus Augmented Level Replacement Therapy study outcomes (pages 492–498)
Amanda Y Wang, Rinaldo Bellomo, Alan Cass, Simon Finfer, David Gattas, John Myburgh, Steve Chadban, Yoichiro Hirakawa, Toshiharu Ninomiya, Qiang Li, Serigne Lo, Federica Barzi, Louisa Sukkar, Meg Jardine, Martin P Gallagher and for the POST-RENAL Study Investigators and the ANZICS Clinical Trials Group
Article first published online: 9 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/nep.12488
Summary at a Glance
In this case-control study, the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of 282 severe acute kidney injury (AKI) survivors was compared with that of the general population. The result shows that physical and mental components of HRQOL are substantially lower amongst survivors of severe AKI. The difference remains significant after adjustment for the degree of renal impairment.