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2022 Jan 31

Nephrol Dial Transplant

Itching in dialysis patients: impact on health-related quality of life and interactions with sleep problems and psychological symptoms – results from the RENINE/PROMs registry.


van der Willik EM, Lengton R, Hemmelder MH, Hoogeveen EK, Bart HAJ, van Ittersum FJ, Ten Dam MAGJ, Bos W JW, Dekker FW, Meuleman Y
Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2022 Jan 31.
PMID: 35098998.


Itching (pruritus) is common in dialysis patients, but little is known about its impact on health-related quality of life (HRQOL), sleep problems and psychological symptoms. This study investigates the impact of itching in dialysis patients by looking into the persistence of itching, the effect of itching on the course of HRQOL, and the combined effect of itching with sleep problems and with psychological symptoms on HRQOL.