Table 4.

Patient assessment of quality of life based on the Kidney Disease Questionnaire (11)a

HemodiafiltrationHigh-Flux HemodialysisP (Time)P (Mode)
6 Mo12 Mo6 Mo12 Mo
aEach dimension of the Kidney Disease Questionnaire is scored on a seven-point scale, in which 1 is the worst possible score and 7 is the best possible score. P values represent the significance of changes with time (Time) or between hemodiafiltration and high-flux hemodialysis (Mode).
Physical symptoms3.9 ± 0.34.8 ± 0.34.3 ± 0.34.8 ± 0.4<0.0010.657
Fatigue4.6 ± 0.34.9 ± 0.44.7 ± 0.34.9 ± 0.30.0830.910
Depression5.6 ± 0.25.8 ± 0.25.6 ± 0.35.6 ± 0.30.0860.684
Relationships5.1 ± 0.35.2 ± 0.35.1 ± 0.35.1 ± 0.30.0770.904
Frustration5.3 ± 0.35.2 ± 0.45.3 ± 0.35.4 ± 0.40.6480.851