Applying KDQOL™-36 Form to CKD Patients

  • Imran Aslan, Assist. Prof. Occupational Health and Safety Department, Bingöl University, Turkey


Treatments of Chronic Kidney Diseases (CKD) are analyzed in Bingöl city and at regional level. CKD is a major problem in Bingöl and Turkey. Increasing numbers of CKDs cause dissatisfaction and extra load on healthcare staffs and families in Bingöl city. Two main hospitals in Bingöl giving dialysis services are controlled and responsible staffs were interview. Later, two surveys with 96 and 78 respondents at different times in 2015 were carried out of 160 patients.  Having a high health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is an important performance indicator for dialysis centers at the treatment of End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). KDQOL™-36 Scoring Program (v 2.0) and SPSS 20 versions are used to find the life quality of patients and compare respondents according to education, gender and hospital by One-way ANOVA test. Just  Hemodiyalisis (HD)  treatment is suggested at  Bingöl city center and life qualities of private hospital patients were found better than government hospital when both surveys are compared. Symptom/problem list with 50.84 ± 18.40;  Effects of kidney disease  with 49.29± 20.85; and Burden of kidney disease with  21.55 ± 22.63 values have been found from first survey of 96 CKD patients in Bingöl city in 2015.  The burden and effects of CKD are found the most effective factors on life quality of patients.


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How to Cite
ASLAN, Imran. Applying KDQOL™-36 Form to CKD Patients. Journal of Current Topics in Healthcare Management (COES&RJ-JHM), [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 11-21, apr. 2018. ISSN 0000-0000. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 16 july 2018.