Goal: To provide an overview of factors that affect the quality of life in persons on hemodialysis.
Describe the quality of life in persons with end stage renal disease as found in this correlational, cross-sectional study.
List factors that have been determined to affect quality of life.
Explain how those factors may affect quality of life in persons on end stage renal disease.
Acknowledgments: The authors wish to thank to Nita Gaines, RN, for her invaluable assistance with data collection.
Authors' Note: This study was supported by a grant made available by the American Nephrology Nurses' Association. The views expressed herein are those of the authors, and no official endorsement by the American Nephrology Nurses' Association is intended or should be inferred.
Disclosure Statement: The authors reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.