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Quality of life of patients on haemodialysis for end-stage renal disease.
J Adv Nurs. 2005 Sep; 51(6):577-86.JA

Abstract

AIM

The aims of the study were (a) to measure the overall quality of life of people receiving haemodialysis, (b) to compare the quality of life of the sample with that of the general population and (c) to identify any differences between the quality of life of people who are adequately dialysed and those inadequately dialysed, as determined by Kt/V(urea) (dialysis adequacy) measurements.

BACKGROUND

End stage renal disease is a progressive, debilitating, chronic illness requiring nursing and medical interventions. The development of the disease affects quality of life, potentially influencing physical and mental health, functional status, independence, general well-being, personal relationships and social functioning.

METHOD

A descriptive, cross-sectional, survey was carried out of the quality of life of patients undergoing haemodialysis treatment at a hospital in the Republic of Ireland. A non-probability sample of 97 patients was chosen. Health-related quality of life was assessed using the 36-item Short Form Health Survey questionnaire.

FINDINGS

Patients receiving haemodialysis identified limitations in a number of areas including vitality, physical functioning and physical role limitations. They also reported significantly lower physical functioning when compared with general population norm-based scores. Differences were also found in mental health scores between patients who were well-dialysed and those less well-dialysed.

CONCLUSION

End-stage renal disease and its ensuing treatments negatively affect quality of life. Nurses aware of this evidence can explore new ways to assess more accurately and identify specific problem areas for individual patients and take action to ameliorate these.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Nursing, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16129008

Citation

Cleary, Joanne, and Jonathan Drennan. "Quality of Life of Patients On Haemodialysis for End-stage Renal Disease." Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol. 51, no. 6, 2005, pp. 577-86.
Cleary J, Drennan J. Quality of life of patients on haemodialysis for end-stage renal disease. J Adv Nurs. 2005;51(6):577-86.
Cleary, J., & Drennan, J. (2005). Quality of life of patients on haemodialysis for end-stage renal disease. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 51(6), 577-86.
Cleary J, Drennan J. Quality of Life of Patients On Haemodialysis for End-stage Renal Disease. J Adv Nurs. 2005;51(6):577-86. PubMed PMID: 16129008.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Quality of life of patients on haemodialysis for end-stage renal disease. AU - Cleary,Joanne, AU - Drennan,Jonathan, PY - 2005/9/1/pubmed PY - 2005/12/13/medline PY - 2005/9/1/entrez SP - 577 EP - 86 JF - Journal of advanced nursing JO - J Adv Nurs VL - 51 IS - 6 N2 - AIM: The aims of the study were (a) to measure the overall quality of life of people receiving haemodialysis, (b) to compare the quality of life of the sample with that of the general population and (c) to identify any differences between the quality of life of people who are adequately dialysed and those inadequately dialysed, as determined by Kt/V(urea) (dialysis adequacy) measurements. BACKGROUND: End stage renal disease is a progressive, debilitating, chronic illness requiring nursing and medical interventions. The development of the disease affects quality of life, potentially influencing physical and mental health, functional status, independence, general well-being, personal relationships and social functioning. METHOD: A descriptive, cross-sectional, survey was carried out of the quality of life of patients undergoing haemodialysis treatment at a hospital in the Republic of Ireland. A non-probability sample of 97 patients was chosen. Health-related quality of life was assessed using the 36-item Short Form Health Survey questionnaire. FINDINGS: Patients receiving haemodialysis identified limitations in a number of areas including vitality, physical functioning and physical role limitations. They also reported significantly lower physical functioning when compared with general population norm-based scores. Differences were also found in mental health scores between patients who were well-dialysed and those less well-dialysed. CONCLUSION: End-stage renal disease and its ensuing treatments negatively affect quality of life. Nurses aware of this evidence can explore new ways to assess more accurately and identify specific problem areas for individual patients and take action to ameliorate these. SN - 0309-2402 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16129008/Quality_of_life_of_patients_on_haemodialysis_for_end_stage_renal_disease_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2005.03547.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -