Knowledge & Health8320130531Life Quality of Hemodialysis Patients222210.1234/knh.v8i3.22FANorollahTaheri. nttahery@gmail.comSalarKamangarBahmanCheraghianSeyed ZeyaoddinMousaviMeisamSoleimanzade20130813Introduction: Patients with chronic and advanced kidney failure undergo hemodialysis treatment and because of various drug therapies have basic problems in their life style which affects their psychosocial operation. The purpose of this study was to determine the hemodialysis patients’ quality of life in Abadan and Khorramshahr in 2011.Methods: This is a cross - sectional study in which all patients (80 cases) referring to Abadan and Khorramshahr hemodialysis clinics completed a questionnaire which included two sections of demographic data and kidney diseases quality of life (KDQOL).  Data analysis was done using SPSS-17 software and statistical tests such as ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficient, and Independent T test were used.Results: The mean score of life quality of the participants was 47.22 ± 8.82 which indicates their low quality of life. Result showed that between quality of life and age (P = 0.04 & r = 0.5) and ESRD patience period (P=0.03 & r= 0.23), there exists a statistically significant relationship. A positive and significant association was also observed between education and quality of life (p= 0.003) and between income level and quality of life (P<0.0001).Conclusion: Life quality of Hemodialysis patients is low and authorities need to provide these patients with more social support and see into their welfare.


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