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
Who is eligible to participate?
- Adults older than 20 years old, with CKD stage 3 to 5D, with symptoms of pruritus.
- 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
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
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
Start Date: June 2011
Completed Date: December 2013
Primary Outcome: Visual Analog Scale (VAS)
Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references
Principal Investigator: Hon-Yen Wu, MD
Lead Sponsor: Far Eastern Memorial Hospital