A Study to Assess the Quality of Life Among Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis with a View to Develop an Information Booklet on Improving Quality of Life at Sharda Hospital, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh

Authors : Anita Regmi; Kiran Sharma; Elisha Mahato

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 8 - August

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.8310826

Introduction: World-wide, chronic kidney disease is a serious issue. Chronic kidney disease affects both industrialised and developing nations, therefore the number of CKD sufferers is rising daily. Chronic renal disease claims the lives of millions of people. The majority of those in need of hemodialysis or kidney transplantation in poor nations face a significant financial burden. Over a million individuals every year die from untreated renal failure in another 112 nations where many people cannot afford any form of care. A research study titled "A study to assess the quality of Life among patient undergoing hemodialysis with a view to develop an information booklet on improving quality of life at Sharda Hospital, Greater Noida.  Objectives of the Study: Objectives of the study were to assess the quality of life among patient undergoing hemodialysis and to find the association between the quality of life among patients undergoing hemodialysis with selected demographic variables.  Methodology: A quantitative research approach was used and the research design adopted for the presented study was descriptive cross sectional research design. The target population for the study were patients undergoing hemodialysis at Sharda hospital. Sample size was 60. A 45 items tool was developed which includes demographic profile and Kidney Disease and Quality of Life (KDQOL-SFTM) Assessment tool to assess the quality of life. Data analysis was done on the basis of objectives and hypothesis of study. Health belief model was used as a conceptual framework for the study.The collected data was analysed by using descriptive and inferential statistics.The mean score related to health was 12.9±3.4, the mean score related to pain was 9.87±4.95, the mean score related to feelings was 9.43±3.38, the mean score related to behavior was 8.77±3.30, the mean score related to kidney disease was 17.97±3.54, the mean score related to effects of kidney disease was 10.13±4.34 and the mean score related to satisfaction with care was 24.82±0.81.Conclusion: The most popular form of treatment for chronic renal disease is hemodialysis. Physicians, nurses, and dietitians regularly assess the quality of care, but it's also important to look at the patient's quality of life while they're receiving hemodialysis. Subjectively, the sample of hemodialysis patients' overall quality of life was judged as being relatively high,with the most satisfaction being found in the quality of care.

Keywords : Assess, Dialysis, Quality of Life, Chronic Kidney Disease, Hemodialysis.


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