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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 1
First page : ( 31) Last page : ( 36)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2018.00007.8

A Descriptive Study to Assess the Quality of Life in ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease) Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis in Selected Hospital of Mohali, Punjab

 Monika1,*, Dr.Mrs. Batra Kiran2, Mrs. Sharma Shaveta3

1MSc Nursing Student, Silver Oaks College of Nursing, Mohali, Punjab

2Principal, Silver Oaks College of Nursing, Mohali, Punjab

3Assistant Professor, Silver Oaks College of Nursing, Mohali, Punjab

*Corresponding Author E-mail: suryavanshi2@gmail.com

Online published on 24 May, 2018.

Abstract

ESRD is one of the chronic diseases causing high level of disability in different domains of the patient's life. The experience of multiple losses, including kidney functions, family role, work role, sexual function, time and mobility impact significantly on the lives of these patients. So the present study was conducted to assess the quality of life in the end stage renal disease patients undergoing hemodialysis. Quality of life determines the effectiveness and outcome of different treatment method. According to the WHO, quality of life is define as the general perception of individual toward different aspects of life including the dominant culture, value system, goal and achievements, expectations, standards and priorities. The objectives of the present study were to (i) assess the quality of life in ESRD patients undergoing hemodialysis with references to their physical, psychological, social and environmental health dimensions and (ii) associate the quality of life in ESRD patients undergoing hemodialysis with selected socio-demographic variables. The study was conducted at Silver Oaks Hospital phase 9 Mohali. 50 ESRD patients were recruited for the study using convenient sampling technique. Quantitative research approach and non-experimental descriptive design was used. Pretested and validated modified WHO BREFF questionnaire was used to collect the data. The findings of the study revealed that majority (60%) of research participants had poor quality of life followed by (40%) who had very poor quality of life. It also concluded that quality of life in ESRD patients undergoing hemodialysis had no statistically significant association with any of the socio demographic variables.

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Keywords

Quality of life, End stage renal disease, hemodialysis.

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