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Table 4 Impact of quality of therapeutic practices and pre-dialysis nephrology care on HRQoL (N = 283 respondents)

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

  PCS12 MCS12 Symptoms/problems Effects of kidney disease Burden of kidney disease
  Mean* SE P Mean* SE P Mean* SE P Mean* SE P Mean* SE P
Quality of therapeutic practices 0.006 0.006 NS    0.05    NS    NS    NS
   High     44.6 1.0 0.01          
   Moderate     42.8 0.7 0.13          
   Poor     40.8 1.3 ref.          
Time since referral to a nephrologist    NS    NS    0.004    0.09    NS
   >12 months        69.9 1.5 0.001 63.5 1.8 0.03    
   [4 - 12[        69.5 2.7 0.007 62.9 3.2 0.09    
   [1 - 4 [        59.0 3.2 ref. 55.1 3.9 ref.    
Number of nephrology consultations    NS    NS    NS    NS    NS
   6 or more                
   3 - 5                
   0 - 2                
  1. Abbreviations: HRQoL, health related quality of life; PCS, physical component summary; MCS, mental component summary; SE, standard error; NS, not significant.
  2. *Model adjusted for age, gender, BMI, primary renal disease, presence of co-morbidity, and nephrology unit.