Knowledge of disease management among maintenance hemodialysis patients in coastal karnataka-A cross sectional pilot study

D'Souza, Bryal and Kamath, Rajesh and Prabhu, Ravindra and Unnikrishnan, * and Kamath, Sagarika (2018) Knowledge of disease management among maintenance hemodialysis patients in coastal karnataka-A cross sectional pilot study. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 9 (11). pp. 33-37. ISSN 0976-0245

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Abstract

Patients’ understanding and knowledge of the disease condition and its management are crucial factors in achieving treatment goals and in empowering patients for self-care management. It is therefore necessary to assess knowledge levels and knowledge needs among dialysis patients and to educate them sufficiently on disease management and therapeutic regimens. Methodology: Cross sectional pilot study among 31 maintenance hemodialysis(HD) patients. Strata of three groups was developed: Patients on HD since <15days, 15 days to 4 months, 4 months and above. A validated questionnaire covering five domains: disease knowledge, infection, dialysis treatment, fistula care and nutrition was administered to patients from the 3 strata. Results: 16.1% had poor knowledge, 23% had moderate knowledge and 3% had good knowledge regarding their disease condition.9.7% had moderate knowledge and 80.6% had poor knowledge on infection prevention measures.77.4% had moderate knowledge and 12.9% had poor knowledge on dialysis treatment and safety.49.6% had moderate knowledge and 80.6% had poor knowledge on nutrition management for their disease condition.80.6% had moderate knowledge and 9.7% had poor knowledge on fistula care. Conclusion: There is a need for a sustainable model of multidisciplinary educational intervention to educate patients on dialysis, since the cost of a multidisciplinary approach is a challenge in a limited resource setting as well as an additional financial burden for patients.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chronic Kidney Disease; CKD; Maintenance hemodialysis; Kidney failure
Subjects: Departments at MU > Public Health
Management > MIM Manipal
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Community Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Nephrology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2019 04:02
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2019 04:02
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/152746

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