Perceived health status in patients with chronic kidney failure (GR090708)

Project title Perceived health status in patients with chronic kidney failure (GR090708)
Supervisors

Prof. Dr. Johan W. Groothoff, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jitse P. van Dijk, MD, Robert Roland, MD

Dr. Iveta Rajnicova-Nagyova,

Dr. Jaroslav Rosenberger, MD

PhD students

Lucia Pri­hodova, MSc

Maria Majernikova, MD

Time period 2009-2016
Financial support UMCG/RUG Groningen, the Netherlands; APVV-20-038305; CEMIO/ASFEU (ITMS: 26220120058)
Description This project is a follow up of previous project Social reintegration of patients after kidney transplantation (Dr. J.Rosenberger, M.D.). In the current literature is the topic of quality of life in patients on dialysis and after kidney transplantation often discussed, but there is still a lack of knowledge about psychological factors associated to it. In this project we plan to explore relations of anxiety, depression, personality traits and other psychological variables with quality of life, perceived health-status and compliance to therapy in patients with end-stage renal disease. Later on longitudinal analysis are planed.
Main findings The aim of the project is to explore the relations between psychosocial and medical factors associated with self-perceived health status in patients on dialysis and after kidney transplantation.