Volume No. :   6

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2016

ISSN Print :  2231-1149

ISSN Online :  2349-2996


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A Study to Assess the Health Related Quality of Life among Clients Undergoing Hemodialysis in Selected Hospitals at Bangalore with a view to Develop an Information Booklet



Address:   Swapna Mary A1, Dr. N Gayathri Priya2
1Associate Professor, Medical Surgical Department, Sarvodaya College of Nursing, No.11/2, A.D. Halli, Magadi Main Road, Bangalore – 560079
2Reader, Obstetrics & Gynecology Department, Sri Ramachandra College of Nursing, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai – 600116
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ABSTRACT:
Introduction: The prevalence of ESRD in India has increased in the last two decades. It became the major cause for morbidity and mortality. It decreases patients’ overall quality of life (QOL). It was proven that the QOL of ESRD patients are very poor and they have to undergo lifelong treatment for their survival. QOL is used to evaluate the general wellbeing of individuals and societies. It may vary according to the patient as well as the disease condition. Objectives: 1. To assess the health related quality of life among client undergoing hemodialysis, in selected hospitals. 2. To find out the association between health related quality of life and selected demographic variables. Methodology: To accomplish the objectives of the study, descriptive designs were used. Hundred hemodialysis patients were selected through purposive sampling technique. The study was conducted at Gayathri Hospital, Bangalore. The investigator developed five point rating scale was used as a tool to collect the data. Results: The results revealed that out of hundred samples, 43% has the worst possible HRQOL, 57% has better possible HRQOL and no one was having best possible quality of life. There was a significant association between the health related quality of life and variables such as age, gender, type of family, educational qualification, occupation, etc. Conclusion: Making the appropriate changes in the lifestyle and adhering to the treatment regimen will help in great progress of the health status and therefore the health related quality of life can be improved to the best optimum level.
KEYWORDS:
HRQOL, hemodialysis, ESRD, general wellbeing.
Cite:
Swapna Mary A, N Gayathri Priya. A Study to Assess the Health Related Quality of Life among Clients Undergoing Hemodialysis in Selected Hospitals at Bangalore with a view to Develop an Information Booklet. Asian J. Nur. Edu. and Research.2016; 6(4): 425-428.
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