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Table 3 HRQoL scores at dialysis initiation (N = 283 respondents)

From: Predialysis therapeutic care and health-related quality of life at dialysis onset (The pharmacoepidemiologic AVENIR study)

HRQoL scores N Mean Standard Error
Physical (PCS12) 248 39.5 5.8
Mental (MCS12) 248 42.9 7.0
Symptoms/problems 278 67.9 16.8
Effects of kidney disease 280 61.2 20.3
Burden of kidney disease 278 41.1 23.6
  1. Abbreviations: HRQoL, health related quality of life; PCS, physical component summary; MCS, mental component summary.