Qualidade de vida e tratamento hemodialítico: avali- ação do portador de insuficiência renal crônica

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Universidade Federal de Goiás


Hemodialysis is the most frequently renal substitutive therapy used by patients with chronic renal failure. However, continuation with this kind of treatment had demonstrated to provoke disarranging and changes on daily routine, affecting patient s quality of life. Present study main objective was evaluate the quality of life in chronic renal failure patients receiving hemodialysis treatment, by means of the instrument called Kidney Disease and Quality of Life Short Form (KDQOL-SF). Were interviewed 72 chronic kidney failure patients under hemodialysis treatment in Goiânia / GO, Brazil. For statistical data analysis, a significance level of 5% and a 95% of confidence interval were used. The majority of patients are male, with mean age of 51.1 ± 16,6 years (20 to 80 yr), catholics, and they just know how to read and write as education level. The time of hemodialysis treatment was 12 - 60 months for most of them, as well as the family income is 01 or 02 salaries. The majority doesn t work and live with their family or spouse. The results evidenced that the quality of life of chronic renal failure patients receiving hemodialysis treatment is impaired in some aspects. The Dimensions Physical Role, Work Status, Burden of Kidney Disease and Emotional Role had the lowest scores (20.49, 22.2, 34.55, 36,57 respectively). The highest values were obtained in the Dimensions Dialysis Staff Encouragement (88.37), Quality of Social Interaction (80.83), Patient Satisfaction (80.09), Sexual Function (73.86) and Cognitive Function (80.74). The individual s perception in each Dimension was significantly interfered by advanced age, gender, time of treatment, family support, religious choices, level of instruction and by work. Present study indicates that quality of life in chronic renal failure patients receiving hemodialysis treatment is affected and justifies a professional involvement to care of these people, just the way they deserve to be cared of.



CORDEIRO, Jacqueline Andréia Bernardes Leão. Quality of life and hemodialytical treatment: renal insufficiency patient evaluation. 2006. 136 f. Dissertação (Mestrado em Cuidado em Enfermagem) - Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, 2006.