Volume No. :   10

Issue No. :  1

Year :  2020

ISSN Print :  2231-1149

ISSN Online :  2349-2996


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AV Fistula Care Practices among patients undergoing Hemodialysis – A Descriptive Cross-Sectional Study



Address:   Mrs. Sonia Abraham1, Ms. Anju Baby2, Ms Anju Jose2, Ms. Vinima Nixon2, Prof. Dr. Sheela Shenai N A3
1Associate Professor, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, MOSC College of Nursing, Kolenchery, Kerala
22nd Year Post Basic BSc Nursing Student, MOSC College of Nursing, Kolenchery, Kerala
3Principal, Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church College of Nursing, Kolenchery, Kerala, India
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2349-2996.2020.00023.3

ABSTRACT:
A descriptive cross-sectional study was undertaken to assess the AV fistula care practices among 69 patients undergoing hemodialysis from the dialysis and Nephrology OPD of a selected Tertiary care Hospital in Ernakulam District. Data was collected using structured practice questionnaire. The study results showed that the majority (59.4%) of the subjects are having very good AV fistula care practices followed by 40.6% with good AV fistula care practices. The mean of AV fistula care practices was 30.22 with standard deviation 3.23. Item wise analysis showed majority of subject 49%had poor AV fistula care practices in checking AV fistula thrill or pulse daily and 40% subjects had less practice in washing hands before and after touching AVF site. No significant association were found between AV fistula care practices with selected demographic variables. Hence the study concluded that, screening and early identification of AV fistula care practices among patients with hemodialysis will help in the identification of complication and prompt treatment ensure faster recovery and improvement in their quality of life.
KEYWORDS:
AV fistula care practices, Hemodialysis patients.
Cite:
Sonia Abraham, Anju Baby, Anju Jose, Vinima Nixon, Sheela Shenai N A. AV Fistula Care Practices among patients undergoing Hemodialysis – A Descriptive Cross-Sectional Study. Asian J. Nursing Education and Research. 2020; 10(1):103-106.
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