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Association Between Estimated GFR, Health-Related Quality of Life, and Depression Among Older Adults With Diabetes: The Diabetes and Aging Study

BACKGROUND: Although chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a highly prevalent condition among older adults with diabetes, the associations between health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and severity of CKD in this population are not well understood. The objective of this study was to assess HRQoL and depressive symptoms across estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) stages. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: 5,805 members of Kaiser Permanente Northern California, 60 years or older with diabetes, from the 2005-2006 Diabetes Study of Northern California (DISTANCE) survey. PREDICTOR: eGFR categories were defined as >/=90 (referent category), 75-89, 60-74, 45-59, 30-44, or

Authors: Campbell KH; Huang ES; Dale W; Parker MM; John PM; Young BA; Moffet HH; Laiteerapong N; Karter AJ

Am J Kidney Dis. 2013 Sep;62(3):541-8. Epub 2013 Jun 5.

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