hemodialysis, quality of life, Missoula Vitas Quality of Life Index


Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is the global problem. This disease has negative effect on patients' quality of life. Worldwide the Missoula-VITAS Quality of Life Index scale (MVQOLI) is used for examinations of the quality of life (QoL). The aim of this study was to examine QoL in hemodialysis patients using the Missoula-VITAS Quality of Life Index-15 (MVQOLI-15) in one dialysis center in Tbilisi, Georgia. The sample study consisted of 272 patients (12 female, 160 male; age 18-80) undergoing hemodialysis. Data were collected by MVQOLI. The total MVQOLI-15 score in our study was 16.43, which is slightly above the middle of the index scale. The majority of HD patients rate their QoL as “Fair”. Interpersonal relationships, well-being, and transcendental experiences are factors that have a greater impact on the quality of life of hemodialysis patients than other factors. The study should be expanded and conducted not only in hemodialysis patients but also in CKD and ESRD patients in order to provide adequate intervention as soon as their quality of life deteriorates.


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