Pruritus in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Far Eastern Memorial Hospital Identifier:
First received: November 12, 2012
Last updated: March 4, 2015
Last verified: March 2015

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 pruritus.

Condition Intervention
Kidney Failure, Chronic
Other: Questionnaire based on the McGill Pain Questionnaire

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional

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Further study details as provided by Far Eastern Memorial Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Visual Analog Scale (VAS) [ Time Frame: Once at the entry of the study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    A visual analog scale (VAS) measuring the general severity of pruritus was reported from 0 to 10 (0 = no pruritus, 10 = worst pruritus imaginable

Enrollment: 108
Study Start Date: June 2011
Study Completion Date: December 2013
Primary Completion Date: June 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Chronic kidney disease Other: Questionnaire based on the McGill Pain Questionnaire
Interview questionnaire based on the short form of the McGill Pain Questionnaire


Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Patients with CKD stage 3 to 5D, followed-up in the Far Eastern Memorial Hospital


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adults older than 20 years old, with CKD stage 3 to 5D, with symptoms of pruritus.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who refused to answer the questionnaire or unable to understand the contents of the questionnaire.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01727180

Far Eastern Memorial Hospital
New Taipei City, Taiwan, 220
Sponsors and Collaborators
Far Eastern Memorial Hospital
Principal Investigator: Hon-Yen Wu, MD Far Eastern Memorial Hospital
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Far Eastern Memorial Hospital Identifier: NCT01727180     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 100047-E
Study First Received: November 12, 2012
Results First Received: March 4, 2015
Last Updated: March 4, 2015
Health Authority: Taiwan: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Kidney Failure, Chronic
Renal Insufficiency
Kidney Diseases
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
Signs and Symptoms
Skin Diseases
Skin Manifestations
Urologic Diseases processed this record on October 06, 2015