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Knowledge Regarding Self Care Measures and Quality of Life among Patients with Chronic Renal Failure (CRF) undergoing Hemodialysis

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 12)

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Page : 403-406

Keywords : chronic kidney diseases; chronic renal failure; CRF; quality of life;

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Introduction: Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) affects 500 million people worldwide. In the US there are 1400 per million of estimated prevalence or established renal failure while in the UK it is recorded more than 600 per million in 2007. This study aims to assess the knowledge on self care measured by structured knowledge questionnaire, and quality of life measured by modified WHO QOL-BREF Scale and try to find out the co-relation between knowledge scores of self care measures and quality of life among chronic renal failure patients undergoing haemodialysis. Methods: A non experimental descriptive correlational design with a quantitative, co-relational survey approach was used for the study. Non probability, purposive sampling was used to select 100 CRF patients undergoing haemodialysis. The conceptual framework was based on Orem?s Self Care Model. The instruments used for data collection were a structured knowledge questionnaire and modified WHO QOL-BREF Scale. The structured knowledge questionnaire was divided into two sections, section I Consists selected socio- demographic perfoma and section II consist Part A- Structured knowledge questionnaire, Part B- Modified WHO QOL-BREF Scale. The main study was conducted among 100 CRF patients undergoing haemodialysis in the month of April and analysis was done by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Karl Pearson?s coefficient of correlation was used to compute the co-relation between knowledge & Quality Of Life. Results: Among the selected 100 patients, Karl Pearson?s coefficient of correlation was found to be rxy = 0.71 since 0less than rxyless than1, there is positive correlation between the knowledge of self-care measures and Quality Of Life. Conclusion: The study finding revealed that there is positive correlation between the knowledge and quality of life. As the level of knowledge increases, quality of life improves simultaneously.

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