J Korean Acad Nurs.  2006 Feb;36(1):64-73.

A Study of the Relationship between Compliance with Therapeutic Regimens and Physiological Parameters of Hemodialysis Patients

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  • 1Department of Nursing, Dong-A University, Korea. hsmin@dau.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE: This study was done to investigate correlations between compliance and physiological parameters of hemodialysis patients. METHOD: The subjects were 102 patients on hemodialysis at 3 hospitals in B city. Data was collected using Shon(1986)'s questionnaire and measuring physiological parameters (serum urea nitrogen, creatinine, hemoglobin, albumin, potassium, phosphorus, interdialytic weight gain). RESULT: Mean scores of compliance with the therapeutic regimen was 4.00+/-0.55 on a 5 point scale. The area of visiting hospitals and taking medicines were shown to have high compliance with therapeutic regimens; on the other hand, the areas concerning diet and symptoms were shown to be low. Interdialytic weight gain and phosphorus were significantly related to the compliance with therapeutic regimens. CONCLUSION: Hemodialysis patients' therapeutic compliance was related to the physiological parameters(potassium, phosphorus, interdialytic weight gain). Therefore, these findings give hemodialysis patients useful information for raising their therapeutic compliance.

Keyword

Hemodialysis; Compliance with therapeutic regimen; Physiological parameter of hemodialysis

MeSH Terms

Weight Gain
Serum Albumin/analysis
*Renal Dialysis
Potassium/blood
Phosphorus/blood
*Patient Compliance
Middle Aged
Male
Kidney Failure, Chronic/blood/*therapy
Humans
Hemoglobins/analysis
Female
Creatinine/blood
Blood Urea Nitrogen
Adult
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