Kidney Failure, Chronic | Pruritus in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease

Kidney Failure, Chronic research study

What is the primary objective of this study?

We believe that knowing characteristics of uremic pruritus is the foundation to investigate its pathophysiology and offer better skin care for patients with chronic kidney disease. We therefore conducted this cross-sectional study to evaluate the characteristics of uraemic pruritus.

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: - Adults older than 20 years old, with CKD stage 3 to 5D, with symptoms of pruritus. Exclusion Criteria: - Patients who refused to answer the questionnaire or unable to understand the contents of the questionnaire.

Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?

Kidney Failure, Chronic


Study Interventions

Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.

Other:Questionnaire based on the McGill Pain QuestionnaireInterview questionnaire based on the short form of the McGill Pain Questionnaire

Study Arms

Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.

Chronic kidney disease

Study Status


Start Date: June 2011

Completed Date: December 2013


Type: Observational


Primary Outcome: Visual Analog Scale (VAS)

Secondary Outcome:

Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references

Principal Investigator: Hon-Yen Wu, MD

Lead Sponsor: Far Eastern Memorial Hospital


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