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Aim of the study was to assess the quality of life for children suffering from chronic renal problems. Setting: The study was conducted at both in and out patient departments/ pediatric hospital affiliated to Ain Shams University hospitals. Sample size: The study sample included all available children (154) suffering from confirmed chronic renal problems since 6 months, attending the previously mentioned setting over six months period and satisfying predetermined inclusion criteria (children aged 4-18years old, both genders) with exclusion of children suffering from other chronic illnesses either medical or mental). Results: More than half of the studied sample had a negative level of physical domain of quality of life, less than half of them had a negative level of psychological domain of QOL and more than one third of them had positive level of social domain of QOL and less than half of them had a positive level of communication domain of quality of life. In conclusion quality of life for children suffering from chronic kidney diseases was affected in all domains especially of physical and school domains.There are many factors related to characteristic of children, health condition, physical status, psychological status, social status, environmental condition and the current health services that affect the quality of life of children suffering from chronic kidney diseases. Recommendation emphasize the importance of early case finding, control and management and regular assessment of factors affecting the quality of life for chronic kidney diseases in children.
Keywords: Quality of Life, Children, Nursing, chronic Renal Problems.