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Table 3 Comparison of quality of life scores according to the distance between patients’ residence and the dialysis unit

From: Distance between residence and the dialysis unit does not impact self-perceived outcomes in hemodialysis patients

Quality of life dimensions In the dialysis unit city ≤ 100 km from dialysis unit > 100 km from dialysis unit P
Physical functioning 46.9 49.7 46.6 0.837
Role-physical 35.6 40.7 43.7 0.649
Bodily pain 49.9 54.2 61.5 0.172
General health 41.0 46.6 44.1 0.535
Vitality 50.0 48.2 52.2 0.720
Social functioning 65.6 67.3 65.5 0.959
Role-emotional 57.4 83.8 75.9 0.447
Mental health 58.2 55.2 59.1 0.737
  1. Data are means.