Living with chronic kidney disease (CKD), the “new silent killer” requires individuals to cope with a myriad of physical and emotional stressors associated with this chronic illness and the resulting dialysis treatments. Thus, the investigator felt the present study provide the information about the knowledge on dietary management of chronic renal failure patients undergoing hemodialysis at selected hospital, Kanchipuram. The design adopted was descriptive research design. Total 30 samples were drawn from dialysis department of Melmaruvathur Adhiparasakthi institute of medical sciences by non- probability convenient sampling technique. The level of knowledge on dietary management was assessed by using structured questionnaires. The data gathered were analyzed by using both descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings revealed that 20(66.66%) had moderately adequate knowledge, 6(20%) had highly adequate knowledge and 4(13.33%) had inadequate knowledge about dietary management for chronic renal failure. There was significant association between level of knowledge on dietary management with their selected demographic variables like age (15.74), gender (10.07), type of family (12), religion (16.82), and education (23.44). Hence H 1 is accepted for the above mentioned demographic variables. The result of this study showed that most of the patients had moderately and highly adequate knowledge regarding dietary management of chronic renal failure..
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K. Srinivassan. A Descriptive Study to assess the knowledge on Dietary Management among Chronic Renal Failure Patients undergoing Hemodialysis at Selected Hospital, Kanchipuram. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research 2(3): July- Sept. 2014; Page 241-244.