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Table 4 KDQOL-SF scores in dialysis and after transplantation (n = 110) and the proportion of patients with clinical relevant improvementa from dialysis to transplantationb

From: Is HRQOL in dialysis associated with patient survival or graft function after kidney transplantation?

  Scores in dialysis (mean ± SD) Scores after transplantation (mean ± SD) Proportion of patients with improvementa %
Effect of kidney disease 69 ± 18 84 ± 16, 71
Burden of kidney disease 39 ± 26 73 ± 27 71
Symptoms 74 ± 16 82 ± 15 51
Work status 21 ± 35 45 ± 42 44
Sleep 61 ± 21 69 ± 20 35
Sexual function 71 ± 31 85 ± 20 25
Cognitive function 85 ± 17 88 ± 14 18
Social support 78 ± 28 83 ± 27 35
Quality of social interaction 82 ± 18 80 ± 18 23
Physical function 68 ± 24 74 ± 28 31
Role physical 36 ± 41 54 ± 44 44
General health 47 ± 22 59 ± 26 50
Vitality 46 ± 22 55 ± 24 48
Bodily pain 66 ± 27 73 ± 28 38
Social functioning 70 ± 29 81 ± 26 34
Mental health 77 ± 18 78 ± 19 26
Role emotional 65 ± 41 71 ± 42 27
  1. aImprovement in score from dialysis to transplantation > 0.5 SD of the score in dialysis
  2. bScores previously presented as spider diagrams [9]