Older adults receiving dialysis commonly experience poor quality of life. A cyclical process of quality of life assessment, needs assessment and individualized care plans should be implemented to integrate quality of life into care planning. Improvements in health-care delivery and interpersonal communication are needed to prioritize quality of life.
Subscribe to Journal
Get full journal access for 1 year
only $17.42 per issue
All prices are NET prices.
VAT will be added later in the checkout.
Rent or Buy article
Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.
All prices are NET prices.
Hall, R. K., Luciano, A., Pieper, C. & Colon-Emeric, C. S. Psychometric evaluation of the kidney disease quality of life 36-item survey instrument (KDQOL-36): a comparison between older and younger adults receiving dialysis. J. Nephrol. Soc. Work 42, 21–30 (2018).
Iyasere, O. et al. Longitudinal trends in quality of life and physical function in frail older dialysis patients: a comparison of assisted peritoneal dialysis and in-center hemodialysis. Perit. Dial. Int. 39, 112–118 (2019).
Urquhart-Secord, R. et al. Patient and caregiver priorities for outcomes in hemodialysis: an international nominal group technique study. Am. J. Kidney Dis. 68, 444–454 (2016).
Berger, J. R. & Hedayati, S. S. Renal replacement therapy in the elderly population. Clin. J. Am. Soc. Nephrol. 7, 1039–1046 (2012).
Hall, R. K., Cary, M. P. Jr. Washington, T. R. & Colón-Emeric, C. S. Quality of life in older adults receiving hemodialysis: a qualitative study. Qual. Life Res. 29, 655–663 (2020).
van der Vorst, A. et al. Explaining discrepancies in self-reported quality of life in frail older people: a mixed-methods study. BMC Geriatr. 17, 251 (2017).
Hahn, E. A. et al. Measuring social health in the patient-reported outcomes measurement information system (PROMIS): item bank development and testing. Qual. Life Res. 19, 1035–1044 (2010).
Browne, T. The role for nephrology social work in the new kidney disease paradigm—moving ahead by remembering how we got here. J. Nephrol. Soc. Work 43, 9–22 (2019).
Gelfand, S. L., Schell, J. & Eneanya, N. D. Palliative care in nephrology: the work and the workforce. Adv. Chronic Kidney Dis. 27, 350–355 (2020).
Wyman, M. F., Shiovitz-Ezra, S. & Bengel, J. in Contemporary Perspectives on Ageism (eds Ayalon, L. & Tesch-Römer, C.) 193–212 (Springer International Publishing, 2018).
The author declares no competing interests.
About this article
Cite this article
Hall, R.K. Prioritizing the quality of life of older adults with kidney disease. Nat Rev Nephrol 17, 149–150 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41581-021-00397-4