KNOWLEDGE REGARDING HEMODIALYSIS AMONG III YEAR B.SC(N) STUDENTS OF SELECTING NURSING COLLEGE AT CUDDALORE DISTRICT

Malarvizhi G., Suganthra Devi S.

Abstract


Hemodialysis is used in patients with rapidly developing loss of kidney function, called acute kidney injury (acute renal failure) and it is a complex treatment for chronic kidney disease (CKD) and effects many outcomes. Apart from obvious outcomes, such as mortality, morbidity and health- related quality of life(HRQoL). Hemodialysis is used for patient who are actually ill and require short term dialysis and for patients with advanced CKD and ESRD who require long term (or) permanent renal replacement therapy. In worldwide 30 – 40 % patient are preferred Hemodialysis for is 7852 per million populations 785 million population develop ESRD which require Hemodialysis for their survival every year in India 9000 patients are put on Hemodialysis 1 lac ESRD patient 60% of them drop out and 20% die due to inadequate dialysis and increased psychological demand like anxiety. From a better understanding of the experience of people living on dialysis, health proffesionals can more adequately support them so they can live as fully as possible. Objectives: 1. To assess the existing knowledge III year B.sc (N) students regarding hemodialysis. 2. To associate the knowledge of III year B.sc (N) students regarding hemodialysis with their demographic variables. Methodology: descriptive design was used to collect data among 30 samples using Non-probability convenient sampling technique, after obtaining informed consent. structured questionnaire given to assess the knowledge regarding hemodialysis among III year B.sc (N) students. Conclusion: The present study assessed the knowledge of subjects on hemodialysis and found that knowledge out of 30 students majority of 26(86%) students having adequate knowledge, 4(14%) of them having moderate knowledge and none of them having inadequate knowledge.

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hemodialysis, chronic kidney disease, end stage renal disease.

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