The Predictors of Quality of Life Among Selected Adults
with Chronic Kidney Disease on Hemodialysis

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Jerland Salazar Casilan, RN, MSN


This study examined the relationship of predictors like age, weight, treatment adherence, social support and educational level on the QOL scores: Physical Composite Score (PCS), Mental Composite Score (MCS), & Kidney Disease Component Summary (KDCS). The respondents, adult CKD patients on hemodialysis in a private tertiary hospital in the Philippines were chosen through convenience sampling. A validated Filipino version of Kidney Disease Quality of Life Short Form Version 1.3 was utilized. Bivariate correlation and multiple linear regression were then used in data analysis. It is concluded that PCS might be predicted by treatment adherence while social support and educational level could be predictors to MCS. It was found out that rare treatment adherence can seemingly have a positive effect with MCS. For KDCS, treatment adherence and social support showed positive correlation, while age shown inverse relationship, unlike with previous studies. Nurses and other healthcare providers should consider the impact of these significant predictors when rendering care for adult HD patients in order to improve their quality of life.

Keywords: Quality of life, chronic kidney disease, hemodialysis


About the Author

Jerland Salazar Casilan, RN, MSN is a Research & Systems Manager at St. Luke’s Medical Center – Quezon City. He is also the Site Coordinator for the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI®), an international benchmark system for nurse-sensitive measures. Prior to joining St. Luke’s, he served as the Chief Nursing Officer of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Medical Center both in San Fernando and Clark, Pampanga. He obtained his BS in Nursing, with honors, from Angeles University Foundation in 2011. In 2014, he finished his MS in Nursing, major in Adult Health Nursing at Holy Angel University, wherein he graduated with high honors. His research interests include nursing quality, cardiorenal nursing, patient safety and nursing jurisprudence.