PERFORMANCE DISORDERS AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN ALBANIAN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS WITH CKD

Diamant Shtiza, Enkelejda Shkurti

Abstract


It is noticed an increased interest in the quality of life (QOL) of children with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of performance disorders and to evaluate the health-related QOL (HRQOL) in 130 patients with CKD. To appraise the prevalence of performance disorders and analyze HRQOL we used the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) and Pediatric Inventory of Quality of Life (PedsQL) Core scales as measurement instruments for both the children and their parents. The CKD group had lower results in nearly all areas of PedsQL areas. Only the lack of religion was related in a significant way with a lower global HRQOL result (OR= 5.8; P= 0.07). Only two factors were related with a lower HRQOL result between the parents: children’s age >10 years (OR = 4.9, P=0.026) and the lack of religion (OR= 2.8, P= 0.025). The CKD group showed a higher ratio of performance and emotional disorders in all SDQ fields. Our results recommend the significance of assessing performance and social impacts of CKD in order to improve the life quality of this pediatric population.

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European Scientific Journal (ESJ)

 

ISSN: 1857-7881 (Print)
ISSN: 1857-7431 (Online)

 

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