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Impact of chronic kidney disease on anthropometric profile, health-related quality of life and cognitive function in children



Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is commonly labelled as a silent killer associated with multiple comorbid conditions.


To explore the impact of CKD on anthropometric profile, health-related quality of life (QoL) and cognitive function in children.

Patients and methods

A total of 150 children with CKD, age ranged from 8 to 12 years were assigned according to glomerular filtration rate into three groups of equal numbers; group I (stage 2 and 3), group II (stage 4) and group III (stage 5). Anthropometric measurements, QoL and cognitive function were measured and compared to 100 healthy age-matched groups.


Compared with normal children, children with CKD showed a statistically significant short stature, low body weight, anaemia and poor QoL and cognitive impairments. Moreover, those at stage 5 yielded the worse scores.


CKD is associated with comorbid conditions as growth failure, anaemia, poor QoL performance and cognitive impairments.


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Abd El-Monem, A. Impact of chronic kidney disease on anthropometric profile, health-related quality of life and cognitive function in children. Bull Fac Phys Ther 24, 26–31 (2019).

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