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2022 Jun

Kidney Med



Utility of a Single Itch-Related Question and the Skindex-10 Questionnaire for Assessing Pruritus and Predicting Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients Receiving Hemodialysis.


Lopes M B, Karaboyas A, Sukul N, Tsuruya K, Al Salmi I, Asgari E, Alyousef A, Schaufler T, Walpen S, Menzaghi F, Pisoni R
Kidney Med. 2022 Jun; 4(6):100476.
PMID: 35651592.


Chronic kidney disease-associated pruritus has been linked with poorer mental and physical health-related quality of life (HR-QOL) in patients receiving hemodialysis. We used the Skindex-10 questionnaire and a single itch-related question to evaluate their prediction of HR-QOL.