Rehabilitation status of chronic renal disease patients undergoing dialysis: Variations by age category

N. G. Kutner, D. D. Cardenas

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Medical, vocational and psychological indicators of rehabilitation status were examined for 137 patients undergoing chronic dialysis therapy. Patients were evaluated by means of a semi-structured interview, self-ratings of satisfaction and depression and assessments of physical strengths and and cognitive-motor skills. Patients aged 25 to 34 years old were found to have the best overall adjustment to chronic dialysis therapy. The data indicate a need for improved vocational counseling for patients under age 25 and for increased concern with sources of depression among patients 55 and older.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)626-631
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of physical medicine and rehabilitation
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 1981


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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