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Table 3 Physical and mental component summary scoresa, and three kidney disease-specific domain scoresa from KDQOL-SF™

From: Value-based evaluation of dialysis versus conservative care in older patients with advanced chronic kidney disease: a cohort study

  Not yet started on dialysis (n = 39) Started on dialysis (n = 34) Conservative care (n = 23) P value
Physical Component Summary score, mean (SD) 56.0 (20.6) 48.1 (20.9) 40.2 (16.2) 1: < 0.01b
2: 0.14c
3: 0.11d
Mental Component Summary score, mean (SD) 68.5 (17.2) 62.0 (22.0) 54.2 (19.7) 1: < 0.01
2: 0.18
3: 0.16
Kidney disease-specific symptoms and problems, median (IQR) 86.4 (68.2–88.6) 83.3 (70.6–89.6) 72.6 (61.4–83.0) 1: 0.03
2: 0.05
3: 0.81
Effects of kidney disease on daily life, median (IQR) 92.9 (78.6–96.4) 85.7 (67.9–96.4) 82.7 (58.9–90.2) 1: 0.03
2: 0.35
3: 0.26
Burden of kidney disease, median (IQR) 75.0 (56.3–93.8) 43.8 (25.0–62.5) 75.0 (56.3–81.3) 1: 0.70
2: 0.001
3: < 0.001
  1. IQR interquartile range, KDQOL-SF™, Kidney Disease Quality of Life Short Form, SD standard deviation
  2. a= Scores range between 0 and 100; higher scores indicate better health-related quality of life
  3. b= Not yet started on dialysis versus Conservative care;
  4. c= Started on dialysis versus Conservative care;
  5. d= Not yet started on dialysis versus Started on dialysis