Quality of life of patients with nephrolithiasis and recurrent painful renal colic

Quality of life of patients with nephrolithiasis and recurrent painful renal colic

Author Diniz, Denise H. M. P. Google Scholar
Blay, Sergio Luis Google Scholar
Schor, Nestor Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Background: Quality of life (QoL) has not been a priority goal for patients with recurrent painful colic of renal lithiasis. Aim: To evaluate QoL in patients with recurrent painful symptoms due to renal colic. Methods: in this case-control study, 194 subjects ( 97 cases/ 97 controls) were matched according to age and gender. Cases were patients at an outpatient clinic with a confirmed diagnosis of nephrolithiasis with recurrent painful renal colic. the control group consisted of patients seen at an ophthalmology outpatient clinic for refraction symptoms. Main outcome measures: QoL was measured using the SF-36. Results: Average SF-36 dimension scores for cases and controls, respectively, were: physical function 70/95, role-emotional function 33.3/100, role limitations due to physical problems 25/100, bodily pain 41/84, general health status 52/82, vitality 45/80, social function 62.5/100 and mental health 52/84. All values were statistically different ( p < 0.001). Using multiple linear regression, there was a statistically significant QoL drop in subjects with lithiasis. Low social and economic levels were associated with the following SF-36 domains: physical function, general health status, vitality and mental health. the influence of the diagnosis on role-physical and role-emotional domains. Analysis of the physical and mental components of the SF-36 Scale showed significantly lower averages between cases and controls: PCS ( p < 0.001) and MCS ( p < 0.001). Conclusion: the QoL of patients with painful recurrent symptoms due to renal colic was substantially impaired. Copyright (c) 2007 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Keywords renal lithiasis
quality of life
recurrent renal colic
Language English
Date 2007-01-01
Published in Nephron Clinical Practice. Basel: Karger, v. 106, n. 3, p. 91-97, 2007.
ISSN 1660-2110 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Karger
Extent 91-97
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000102995
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000247236900001
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/29440

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