Skip to main content

Table 2 Studies of older Patients Undergoing Conservative Management (CM): Quality of Life (QOL)

From: Quality of life, symptoms, and sleep quality of elderly with end-stage renal disease receiving conservative management: a systematic review

Author Country Study type Type of interventio-n Participa-nts, n Age,
Dropout Rate,
Exclusion Criteria Setting Outcome Measures Results Quality assess-ment
Brown MA et al.(2015) [25] Australia Prospective cohort study Nondialysis,
467 74.5 15.4 NA Renal clinics SF-36 Of the nondialysis patients,
58% had stable or improved QOL.
Seow et al.(2013) [7] Singapore Prospective cohort study CM, RRT 110 74.5 8.2 NA Renal wards,outpatient clinics KDQOL-SF No difference for QOL between CM and RRT 8
Da Silva-Gane et al.(2012) [21] United Kingdom Prospective cohort study CM, hemodialysis 170 77.5 (6.5) 60.6 (14.9) 0 Lacking capacity or with poor under-
standing of English
Low-clearance clinics SF-36 Mental health of CKM patients was significantly lower than that of HD and PD patients. 8
Yong et al.(2009) [22] Hong Kong Prospective cohort study Palliative-care,
191 61.9 (12.3) 6.3 Cognitive impairment or known
psychiatric illness
Hospital SF-36 The dialysis group scored significantly lower than Hong Kong population. 8
De Biase et al. (2008) [23] Italy Retrospective cohort study CT,
16 80.45 0 NA Outpatients clinic SF-36 Similar QOL for two groups, though the patients on CT had numerous comorbidities
and their functional levels were more severe.
Saini et al. (2006) [29] United Kingdom Prospective cohort study CM,
terminal malignancy
22 65 0 Aged < 18 years, unclear themselves diagnosis and its implications. Renal clinic Euroqol EQ-5Q Similar QOL for two groups. 7
  1. Abbreviations: CKM conservative kidney management, CT Conservative treatment, HD hemodialysis, PD peritoneal dialysis, CM Conservative Management, QOL Quality of Life, RRT renal replacement therapy