Effect of nursing
Ebtisam Elsayed*1, Wafaa El-Soreety1, Thanaa Elawany1 and Faten Nasar2
2 Pediatric Nursing Departments, Faculty of Nursing, Benha University, Benha, Egypt
Abstract: Renal failure is a major health problem all over the world that significantly lessens Children' s quality of life. Their care is a complex process requires multi disciplinary systems and urgent attention when it is diagnosed. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of nursing intervention on the Quality of life of children undergoing hemodialysis. The study was conducted at pediatrics heamodialysis units of Tanta and Benha University hospitals. A convenient sample of 70 children with chronic renal failure was included in the study (30 of them from Tanta University hospital and 40 from Benha University hospital). Their ages ranged from 8-18 years, with mean age 12.80years±3.43. Interviewing questionnaire sheet and quality of life inventory scales were used to collect the required data. Data were collected in four phases(Initial phase, developmental phase, implementation phase and evaluation phase). The results of the current study revealed that, most of children were males (56%). A significant improvement in psychological domain score was found post intervention, in comparison to that pre intervention with significant decrease in categories of very poor quality of life(P=0.0001) ,and the percentage increased with the average and high quality of life (P=0.008and 0.061 respectively).There was no significant improvement in physical , social and school attendance domain score of quality of life post intervention in comparison to that pre intervention .with significant improvement only in high quality of life score of physical domain ( P= 0.002 ) .Regarding to total score of quality of life, significant improvement was found regarding very poor, average and high quality of life post intervention. .(p=0.0001.0.010and0.005) respectively. Conclusion: Nursing intervention had positive effect on all domains of quality of life, specially psychological domain, which showed significant improvement. So it was recommended that, health education sessions should be conducted in heamodialysis units to all nursing staff as care providers, mothers and children to improve the compliance to the prescribed treatment as well as to help them to adapt with their limitation of the disease and its management.
[Ebtisam Elsayed, Wafaa El-Soreety, Thanaa Elawany and Faten Nasar. Effect of nursing intervention on the Quality of life of children undergoing hemodialysis. Life Sci J 2012;9(1):77-86] (ISSN: 1097-8135). http://www.lifesciencesite.com.14
Keywords: Nursing intervention, Quality of life, Hemodialysis, chronic kidney disease Full Text 14