Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice

[Physical Dimensions of Quality of Life on Dialysis and Renal Transplant Patients]

BABARCI Ágnes1, BOROS Edit1, BALOGH Zoltán2

FEBRUARY 28, 2020

Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice - 2020;33(1)

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[End stage renal failure is a disease with a serious impact on the everyday life of patients. The aim of this study is to measure and compare the quality of life of patients on hemodialysis and following renal transplant in Szeged, based primarily on physical dimensions and to compare the results with similar national and international data. Throughout the research the authors used the Kidney Disease Qualitiy of Life Questionnary- Short Form-36, the Illness Intrusiveness Rating Scale, and their own questionnary. They involved 111 patients into their study from September 2018 to May 2019. The results show that among the dimensions regarding physical health the pain subscale in the renal transplant cohort reached the highest scores: 76±26 (average±SD) vs. 55±33 in the dialysis cohort. (p<0,001). The result of physical role functioning subscale was the lowest, reaching 69±25 points vs. 50±30 in the dialysis cohort. (p<0001). Analyzing the correlation of quality of life and illness intrusiveness, they found that the higher the quality of life result, the lower is the illness intrusiveness result (r=-0,478). Due to the results of the present study, it can be stated, that the quality of life in the dialysis cohort is lower in Szeged. These results may contribute to a holistic view of care of our patients. ]

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  1. Semmelweis Egyetem Rácz Károly Doktori Iskola, Patológiai Tudományok, Egészségtudomány, Budapest
  2. Semmelweis Egyetem Egészségtudományi Kar, Budapest

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