QUALITY OF LIFE OF PATIENTS UNDERGOING HEMODIALYSIS


Thenmozhi P

Abstract


 Objective: The objective of the study was to assess the quality of life (QOL) of patients undergoing hemodialysis (HD). The QOL of HD patients was found to be considerably impaired when compared to that of healthy individuals of the general population. The careful assessment of QOL helps to guide and achieve medical management to optimize their health experience.

Methods: Cross-sectional research design was adopted with 130 samples who met the inclusion criteria to conduct the study in the dialysis unit, India. The instrument used for the study was to collect the data are demographic variable and kidney disease QOL - short form version 1.3 scale.

Results: The mean total score of QOL was 48.73±22.65, the highest score was for dialysis staff encouragement scale (84.04±14.89) followed by social support scale (80.38±20.38) and quality of social interaction (71.52±18.74). However, role limitation caused by physical health problems, role limitation caused by emotional health, and burden of kidney disease scales yielded the lowest scores (22.12±18.05, 26.92±24.15, and 38.03±12.81, respectively).

Conclusion: The present study findings concluded that patients on HD were not having adequate QOL in all domains except patient satisfaction due to changes in the physiological, chemical changes occur in the kidney.

 


Keywords


Quality of life, Hemodialysis, Chronic renal failure, End-stage renal disease, Health related quality of life.

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About this article

Title

QUALITY OF LIFE OF PATIENTS UNDERGOING HEMODIALYSIS

Topics

Nursing

Keywords

Quality of life, Hemodialysis, Chronic renal failure, End-stage renal disease, Health related quality of life.

DOI

10.22159/ajpcr.2018.v11i4.24007

Date

01-04-2018

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Journal

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Vol 11 Issue 4 April 2018 Page: 219-223

Print ISSN

0974-2441

Online ISSN

2455-3891

Authors & Affiliations

Thenmozhi P
Department of Saveetha College of Nursing, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
India


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