• DATA TRENDING. KDQOL COMPLETE gives clinicians the ability to trend KDQOL-36 scores in many ways. Trending can help to document improvement, identify problems, focus on specific symptoms that may be troublesome, and more.
Available for an annual licensing fee for unlimited use based on clinic size ($100 for <10 patients, $250 for 11-49 patients, $350 for >50 patients, with discounts available for multiple clinics or members of the Renal Purchasing Group), KDQOL COMPLETE was designed to make it easy and affordable to use the KDQOL-36—at less than $1 day.
Note: From January to May 2009, the Medical Education Institute supported a free “bare bones” scoring tool on the Life Options Web site to help the renal community become familiar with the survey, how to score it, and how to use the results. It did not store data, create quality improvement reports, or offer the survey in Spanish, and was replaced in May by KDQOL COMPLETE. “KDQOL Online was intended to be a temporary way to help professionals get up to speed on how to use the KDQOL-36 in clinical practice,” said Schatell. “Now that KDQOL COMPLETE has launched, we are delighted that so many clinics have seen the value of storing and trending their data, and hope others will consider using the service as well. KDQOL COMPLETE revenues help support improvements to the site and the Life Options Program itself.”
Interpreting KDQOL Scores
KDQOL-36 scores can tell you a lot about how a patient feels. High scores—in every domain—are preferable. KDQOL COMPLETE automatically compares each patient’s scores with the norm for his/her age group, gender, and diabetes status, and rates them as above, at, or below average.