Open Access Research Article Article ID: ARDM-3-120

    Quality of Life in Patients with Chronic Renal Failure and Some Affecting Factors

    Mukadder Mollaoğlu* and Gonca Deveci

    Purpose:This study was conducted to determine the quality of life (QoL) in dialysis patients (DP) andthe factors affecting the QoL.

    Material and Methods: 104 DP patients receiving treatment at a university hospital were included in this research, which was also a cross-sectional study. Data were collected with the Patient Information Form (PIF) and Kidney Disease Quality of Life Form (KDQOL-36). Collected data were evaluated on SPSS.

    Result: The  most  affected  QoL  dimensions  in  the  sampling  were  disease  burden  based  on  kidney disease,  physical  health-12  and  mental  health-12,  respectively.  The  QoL  was  found  low  in  higher  ages, women,  people  with  low  education  level,  people  living  with  family  and  patients  undergoing  dialysis  for a  long  time  (p<  0.05),  and  mental  health  was  low  in  single  people.  Moreover,  mental  health  component scores  were  especially  obtained  low  in  people  who  didn’t  adherence  their  diet.  In  our  study,  the  effect on quality of life was not found statistically important in terms of having a comorbid disease and taking erythropoietin (p> 0.05).

    Conclusion: CRF led to an advanced increase in the disease burden of the patients and influenced the areas of physical and mental health negatively. In order to enhance the QoL in patients with CRF, it is  necessary  to  improve  the  affected  areas  with  a  multidisciplinary  approach  and  to  handle  the  actors which influence the QoL with the understanding of effective and holistic health services in line with the individualized need for patient care.


    Published on: May 29, 2017 Pages: 12-19

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-5495.000020
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