Volume No. :   6

Issue No. :  1

Year :  2018

ISSN Print :  2347-8640

ISSN Online :  2454-2660


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



Address:   Monika1, Dr. Mrs. Kiran Batra2, Mrs. Shaveta Sharma3
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
DOI No: 10.5958/2454-2660.2018.00007.8

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.
KEYWORDS:
Quality of life, End stage renal disease, hemodialysis
Cite:
Monika, . Kiran Batra, Shaveta Sharma . A Descriptive Study to Assess the Quality of Life in ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease) Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis in Selected Hospital of Mohali, Punjab. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2018; 6(1): 31-36.
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