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Enfermería Actual de Costa Rica

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MUNOZ ASTUDILLO, María Nelcy; MARTINEZ TAUTIVA, Santiago  and  IZASA MORENO, Diana Catalina. Quality of life related to health in patients with continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. Colombian coffee axis, 2015. Enfermería Actual de Costa Rica [online]. 2017, n.32, pp.52-65. ISSN 1409-4568.


The objective of this research was to evaluate the quality of life related to health (HRQOL) in patients with Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD), in three renal units of the Colombian coffee industry, in 2015.


The methodology of this work is based on a descriptive cross - sectional design. 185 volunteers from the DPCA Program participated voluntarily. A SF-36 questionnaire, [Cronbach's alpha> 0.7] and binominal and multinominal analysis were applied. In scales of 0 to 100 points from worse to better HRQoL, we calculated means by dimension. SPSS-v21 software was used.


Population with high socioeconomic vulnerability. Comorbidity with hypertension and diabetes.

Perception of best HRQOL in Body pain (Me = 87.2) and Social function, (Me = 76.8). HRQL in Physical role (Me = 52.1) and Emotional role (Me = 57.3). Without gender differences, HRQL worsens with age.


Caring for patients with CAPD requires more research per nursing. Interventions and follow-up evaluations in home self-care and social support in physical and emotional roles. ERC precursor events should be controlled.

Keywords : Chronic-Renal-Failure; nursing; peritoneal-dialysis; quality-of-life.

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