2018, Cilt 27, Sayı 3, Sayfa(lar) 277-287
Evaluating the Self-Care Ability and Quality of Life in Hemodialysis Patients
DOI 10.5262/tndt.2018.3229
Hava KURBUN1, İlknur METIN AKTEN2
1 Kırklareli Üniversitesi, Sağlık Yüksekokulu, Kırklareli, Türkiye
2Kırklareli Üniversitesi Sağlık Yüksekokulu, Hemşirelik Bölümü, Kırklareli, Türkiye
Keywords: Hemodialysis, Self-care, Quality of life

OBJECTIVE: This study was undertaken to determine the factors affecting self-care ability in hemodialysis patients and to assess the relationship between self-care ability and quality of life.

MATERIAL and METHODS: The descriptive study was carried out at four hemodialysis centers between 01.11.2015 and 18.03.2016. A total of 149 hemodialysis conforming to the criteria for the research sample were determined. The data were collected using the Descriptive Features Information Form, Self-Care Ability Scale and the MOS 36 item Short Form Health Survey SF-36.

RESULTS: It was determined that hemodialysis patients had a moderate score on the self-care ability scale and some sociodemographic features influenced self-care ability. Furthermore, a statistically significant and positive correlation was found between the self-care ability and the quality of life of the patients (p<0.05).

CONCLUSION: These results show that improvement in self-care ability increases quality of life in hemodialysis patients. It can therefore be recommended to provide in-service training to hemodialysis nurses about the factors that affect the self-care ability of patients and to support the application of this training in nursing practice.


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