Quality of Life in Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis and Renal Transplantation - A Meta-Analytic Review

Quality of Life in Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis and Renal Transplantation - A Meta-Analytic Review

Identification: nnj_jf10A3
Issue: January-February 2010
Volume: Vol. 37, No. 1
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Goal: To provide an overview of the effectiveness of renal transplantation in improving general overall quality of life and physical functioning via a meta-analysis review.



Objectives:

  1. Describe how renal transplantation improved general quality of life, physical functioning, and psychosocial functioning as indicated in the literature review presented in this article.
  2. Explain how this meta-analysis review provides valuable data on quality of life for patients who have had renal transplantation.



Acknowledgments: Support is acknowledged from the University of California - San Francisco, School of Nursing, and a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship from the National Institute of Nursing Research, NIH 2 T32 NR007088 (Dr. Kathryn Lee, PI) .



Statement of Disclosure: The authors reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.

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