To provide leadership and assistance to renal dialysis and transplant facilities in a manner
that supports continuous improvement in patient care, outcomes, safety and satisfaction.
Quality of Life (QOL) Assessment Tools
on Health-Related Quality of Life Measures (QOL)
This document lists several examples of QOL Measures that are available and the areas the tool measures. Websites where the tools can be accessed are also included.
CNSW Quality of Life Assessment Tools - Summary of various sources of information regarding the new Conditions for Coverage requirement for a "standardized mental and physical assessment tool."
Measuring Dialysis Patients' Health-Related Quality of Life with the Kidney Disease Quality of Life (KDQOL-36) Survey
Available at www.gim.med.ucla.edu/kdqol/
CNSW of the National Kidney Foundation - CMS Conditions of Coverage Resources
CNSW Webinars - Click here http://www.kidney.org/professionals/CNSW/conditions.cfm
Method to Assess Treatment Choices for Home Dialysis (MATCH-D) www.homedialysis.org
The non-profit Medical Education Institute, Inc.,developed the MATCH-D for Home Dialysis Central (www.homedialysis.org) to help nephrologists and dialysis staff identify and assess
candidates for home dialysis therapies (PD and HHD).
Quality Of Life - Patient Educational Materials