KDQOL



(Don't be fooled by Google ads - this is the Real KDQOL
™)

 

This is the original and only true source of information about administration, scoring, and use of the Kidney Disease Quality of Life Instrument.

The long form of the KDQOL™ (134 items) was developed in 1994 by the Kidney Disease Quality of Life Working Group with support from Amgen.  After release of the KDQOL™ Long Form, the group began work on KDQOL™ short forms.  This site includes information on the KDQOL™-SF 1.3 and the KDQOL™-36 short forms. 

Open letter to Nephrology Nursing Journal Editor, Beth Ulrich


Beth Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAAN, Editor, Nephrology Nursing Journal: The Danquah et al. review paper on quality of life measures for patients on hemodialysis (2010, vol. 37 #3) cites Bakewell et al. (2001) as the source for the Kidney Disease Quality of Life Short-Form (KDQOL-SF).  The attached article (published in 1994) is the actual source of the KDQOL instrument.  In addition, our website includes extensive information about the KDOQL-SF: http://gim.med.ucla.edu/kdqol/   I am surprised that this lack of attention to detail slipped through the Nephrology Nursing Journal peer review and editoral process.   For a higher quality review paper, please see:

Edgell, E. T., Coons, S. J., Carter, W. B., Kallich, J. D., Mapes, D., Damush, T. M., & Hays, R. D. (1996). A review of health-related quality of life assessment in end-stage renal disease. Clinical Therapeutics, 18(5), 887-938.

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For other sources of information about the KDQOL™, please see:

ProQolid at
https://eprovide.mapi-trust.org/search?form%5BsearchText%5D=KDQOL&form%5BsortByOrder%5D=&form%5Bpage%5D=1&form%5Bezxform_token%5D=9mdxE7JIdAsuJD2XLVH7-4e4YL2uDHuPiQe-GMGprb4

PromotingExcellence.org at
http://www.promotingexcellence.org/resources/renal.html

The RenalNetwork, Inc at
http://www.therenalnetwork.org/Resources/resources.html



This site was last updated on July 26, 2016 (news/announcements and registration page updated with server).