EVALUATION OF HEALTH RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE IN HAEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITALAbstract
Patients undergoing Haemodialysis are mostly affected with their physical and mental function. Assessing Health Related Quality Of life is mainly to challenge these conditions in patients and provide a better quality of life. An observational prospective study was conducted in the dialysis ward of a tertiary care hospital for a period of 6 months using KDQOL, consisting of 36 valid items focusing on the physical, mental component summary, burden of kidney disease, symptoms and effects of disease in daily life. A total of 99 patients of all the age and sex groups and patients on Haemodialysis were included. Comparing all the aspects of HRQOL in patients undergoing Haemodialysis, majority (N=59) were illiterate, maximum of patients of age group (40-49) were mostly affected, males being more. The sleep pattern, as observed, a maximum of patients had either lack of sleep or average sleep, the scores being 5, 6, and 7 for a count of 10. Higher number of patients were affected with hypertension (N=48). When comparing the physical, emotional and mental health, the mean scores being 24.14, 66.75 and 48.64 simultaneously. In this study, a negative impact on the HRQOL of patients in Haemodialysis was observed
Swetha Turlapati*, Prathyusha Konduri, Lakshmi Santhoshi Maheshwaram, Sukesh Krishna Chaitanya Loka, Swapna Yellu and Shireen Florence Bijja
Department of Pharm.D, Malla Reddy Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.
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