Nightly home hemodialysis: improvement in nutrition and quality of life

Adv Ren Replace Ther. 1999 Oct;6(4):358-65. doi: 10.1016/s1073-4449(99)70048-8.

Abstract

In September, 1997, we began a Nightly Home Hemodialysis Program modeled after a program in Toronto, Canada. We have assessed nutritional parameters and quality of life indicators before initiation of the program, and at 3, 6, 12, and 18 months. Data suggest that patients have improved overall quality of life as measured by the CHOICE Health Experience Questionnaire. Three-day dietary recalls at 0, 3, 6, 12, and 18 months also show patients are eating healthy and maintaining adequate kilocalorie and protein intakes, as well as maintaining adequate dry weight and protein stores.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Blood Urea Nitrogen
  • Energy Intake
  • Female
  • Health Surveys
  • Humans
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / diet therapy*
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / psychology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Night Care / organization & administration*
  • Nutrition Assessment*
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Phosphorus / blood
  • Program Evaluation
  • Quality of Life*
  • Renal Dialysis*
  • Sodium, Dietary

Substances

  • Sodium, Dietary
  • Phosphorus