Kidney Disease Quality of Life Short Form (KDQOL-SF ™), Version 1.3

A Manual for Use and Scoring

by Ron D. Hays, Joel Kallich, Donna Mapes, Stephen Coons, Naseen Amin, William B. Carter, Caren Kamberg


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The KDQOL-SF is a self-report measure developed for individuals with kidney disease and those on dialysis. It is a shorter version of a measure developed by the same authors. It includes 43 kidney disease-targeted items, such as the effects of the disease of activities of daily living, work status, and social interaction, and 36 items that provide a measure of physical and mental health, and 1 overall health rating item ranging from 0 ("worst possible health") to 10 ("best possible health."). The 80 items take about 16 minutes to complete.

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