Quality of life in people with hemodialysis treatment in Ecuador
Keywords:Quality of life, Clinical nurses, Kidney dialysis, Chronic renal failure
Objective: to determine the Quality of Life of people on hemodialysis in two provinces of Zone # 6 of Ecuador. Method: cross-sectional descriptive quantitative, intentional sample of 70 participants, developed in two hemodialysis units, a sociodemographic-clinical structured questionnaire and the Kidney Disease Quality of Life (KDQOL™-36) were applied, after signing the informed consent. The data were analyzed by descriptive statistics. Results: the evaluated Quality of Life obtained an average of 57.05, more than 50% of the participants obtained scores below 50 on a scale of 1 to 100, in the Burden of Kidney Disease, Physical Component and Mental Component three affected sub-scales out of a total of five. Conclusion: the Quality of Life of the population on hemodialysis is good; however, low scores were identified in three subscales; In this context, the need for nursing intervention plans to promote health and that could improve the quality of life is identified.
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