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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 26-31

Impact of chronic kidney disease on anthropometric profile, health-related quality of life and cognitive function in children

Lecturer, Pediatric Physical Therapy Department, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University, Egypt

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Amira M. Abd El-Monem
7 Ahmed Alzayate ST, Been Alsarayat, 12662
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/bfpt.bfpt_15_18

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Background Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is commonly labelled as a silent killer associated with multiple comorbid conditions. Purpose To explore the impact of CKD on anthropometric profile, health-related quality of life (QoL) and cognitive function in children. Patients and methods A total of 150 children with CKD, age ranged from 8 to 12 years were assigned according to glomerular filtration rate into three groups of equal numbers; group I (stage 2 and 3), group II (stage 4) and group III (stage 5). Anthropometric measurements, QoL and cognitive function were measured and compared to 100 healthy age-matched groups. Results Compared with normal children, children with CKD showed a statistically significant short stature, low body weight, anaemia and poor QoL and cognitive impairments. Moreover, those at stage 5 yielded the worse scores. Conclusion CKD is associated with comorbid conditions as growth failure, anaemia, poor QoL performance and cognitive impairments.

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