Purpose The purpose of the study was to assess the impact of axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) on patients’ quality of life (QoL) compared to patients with moderate to end-stage chronic kidney disease (CKD). Methods We conducted secondary analysis of QoL data obtained from patients with axSpA and CKD from 2011 to 2014. QoL was assessed using the SF-36 version 2 and KDQoL-SF for patients with axSpA and CKD, respectively. Patients with CKD were subcategorized to CKD-pre-dialysis, hemodialysis (CKD-HD) and peritoneal dialysis (CKD-PD). Linear regres- sion was used to compare QoL between patients with axSpA and CKD after adjusting for age, gender, ethnicity, education level, and marital status. Results A total of 765 patients (mean age 54.6, 63.0% males, 69.0% Chinese) were analyzed, of which 188 (24.5%) had axSpA. Patients with axSpA had poorer SF-36 bodily pain (BP) scores (axSpA: reference; CKD-pre-dialysis β: 11.04, p < 0.001; CKD-HD β: 9.52, p < 0.001; CKD-PD β: 10.35, p < 0.001) and higher general health scores (axSpA: reference; CKD-pre-dialysis β: − 7.87, p < 0.001; CKD-HD β: − 7.14, p < 0.001, CKD-PD β: − 7.25, p < 0.001) as compared to patients with CKD. Generally, patients with axSpA had poorer SF-36 scores
Quality of Life Research – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 5, 2018
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