Goal: To provide an overview of quality of life instruments and their reliability and validity when used in assessing patients with ESRD.
Identify the generic quality of life instruments, providing a basic description of each.
Identify the ESRD-specific quality of life instruments, providing a basic description of each.
Explain how these instruments may assist nephrology nurses when caring for patients with ESRD.
Statements of Disclosure: Joan Wasserman worked on this manuscript during her tenure at the School of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. The views expressed in this article do not represent those of the National Institutes of Health or the United States government.
The remaining authors reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.