Volume : IV, Issue : VI, June - 2015

SELF REPORTED PRACTICE REGARDING HOME CARE MANAGEMENT AMONG PATIENTS UNDERGOING HEMODIALYSIS WITH A VIEW TO PREPARE AN INFORMATIONAL BOOKLET.

Ms. Sany Thomas, Mrs. Preethi Fernandes, Mrs. Bridget D Silva

Abstract :

 Patients with ESRD undergo a complex treatment regimen involving dialysis and a wide range of dietary restriction and lifestyle changes which affects their social and psychological functioning. So it is important to explore the self care management of hemodialysis patients to know how good practices they are having. The informational booklet is one of the effective teaching strategies which can be used for teaching the patients on hemodialysis to promote their compliance with the treatment regimen. Hence the study was undertaken on the exploration of self reported practice regarding home care management among patients undergoing hemodialysis in a view to prepare an informational booklet. Materials and methods: An explorative research design was used for the present study. The participants were about 50 in number and purposive sampling technique was used. Data was collected by administering a self reported practice rating scale. Results: The finding of the study revealed that majority of the patients 58% had good practice in home care management. In the area of sleep, rest and activity only 28% of patients had mostly safe practice, majority of them 96% had mostly safe practice in the area of care of fistula, only 20% of the patients had mostly safe practice in maintenance of diet, more than half 52% of the patients had mostly safe practice in the area of fluid maintenance. Conclusion: The findings of the study have shown that more than half of the patients have mostly safe practices regarding home care management. Keyword: Self reported practice; Home care management; Hemodialysis.

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Ms. Sany Thomas, Mrs. Preethi Fernandes, Mrs. Bridget D’Silva Self Reported Practice Regarding Home Care Management Among Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis With A View to Prepare an Informational Booklet. Paripex‾Indian Journal Of Research


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