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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2018, Volume : 11, Issue : 6
First page : ( 2398) Last page : ( 2403)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00443.2

Quality of life for hemodialysis patients with chronic renal failure

Al-Baghdadi Duaa Dhia Hameed1,*, Dr. Rajha A.2

1Faculty of Nursing, Bachelor in Nursing, University of Kufa, Al-Najaf, Iraq

2Hamza/Prof. in Adult Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, University of Kufa, Al-Najaf, Iraq

*Corresponding Author E-mail:

Online published on 24 August, 2018.



To assess the Quality of Life for patients complain from Chronic Renal Failure who undergo hemodialysis and to find out the relationship between patients ’Quality of Life and their demographical data, and clinical characteristics.


A descriptive study was carried out in Iraq at Al-Najaf Al-Ashraf/Al-Sadder Medical City and Al-Hakeem Hospital/Hemodialysis unit. For the period from September 20th, 2016 to May 30th, 2017. A non-probability (purposive) sample of (203) patients with CRF were selected. Questionnaire form was constructed based on World Health Organization (WHO) instrument for the purpose of the study. Validity was determined by presenting the questionnaire to a panel. Reliability of instrument was done through a computation of Pearson Correlations for Quality of Life. Data were collected through the application of the questionnaire and interview technique. Data were analyzed throughout descriptive statistical approach (frequency and percentage, mean ofscore, Correlation Coefficients)and inferential statistical approach (chi-square).


The findings of the study had revealed that most of the patients from group (4762) years were(38.9%). In the present study, (57.1%) were male subjects and (74.8%) were married. Most of them were illiterate (36%) in the level of education with insufficient (48.3%) monthly income and living in own houses (69.9%). About (73.9%) were living in urban residence area, and most of the patients were housewives (39.9) according to occupational status.


The study concludes that majority of chronic renal failure patient under hemodialysis treatment have high quality of life level in the social domain. Most of chronic renal failure the patients undergoing hemodialysis responses present they have low level of independence and physical domain. Also there are strong relationship between quality of life and (gender, level of education, Marital status, and occupational status before disease) of the chronic renal failure patients under hemodialysis.


The study recommends to involve new nurses allocated in hemodialysis unit in training courses regarding dialysis procedure and medications, and how to deal comprehensively with chronic renal failure patients, and their families. And provide chronic renal failure patients undergoing hemodialysis with needed pamphlets, posters and booklets including instructions that contain information about hemodialysis therapy, diet schedule, medication, life style changes.



Chronic Renal Failure, Hemodialysis, Quality of Live, End Stage Renal Disease.


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