Korean J Pediatr.  2013 Aug;56(8):323-326. 10.3345/kjp.2013.56.8.323.

Clinical approach to quality of life in children with end-stage renal disease

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Kyungpook National University Medical Center, Daegu, Korea. chomh@knu.ac.kr

Abstract

Quality of life in addition to various medical problems in children with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) should be objectively assessed to accomplish normal growth and development during childhood. However, unfortunately, studies of quality of life (QoL) in children with ESRD have been not popular yet and there are only fewer suitable assessment tools compared with adults. Recently, disease-specific modules to evaluate QoL in children with chronic disease such as ESRD have been developed. This review was made to introduce these QoL instruments for children and help the clinical application of them.

Keyword

Quality of life; Child; End-stage renal disease
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