Title

Perception on the effects of hemodialysis treatment and compliance to the health management of renal patients in De La Salle University Medical Center and Asia Medic Family Hospital and Medical Center : a correlational study

Date of Completion

2012

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Hemodialysis, Renal Dialysis, Health Administration

Abstract

The study utilized the quantitative non-experimental correlational method of research. A total of 100 renal patients undergoing hemodialysis were chosen as respondents using purposive sampling. An adapted research instrument from the study of Gelito et al (2006) was utilized. Data was analysed using frequency, percentage, mean, t-test, Analysis of Variance, and Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient. Most of the respondents were 41 to 50 years old, atmost equal number of male and female, college and high school level of education, have a monthly family income of P10,001 to P20,000, got financial support from their children, have hemodialysis schedule of twice a week, and had been undergoing hemodialysis for 6-9 months. The renal patients from De La Salle University Medical Center and Asia Medic Family Hospital and Medical Center had very high level of compliance on diet, personal habits and medical management, have high level of compliance to physical activities and have very high level of compliance to their health management. There was no significant difference in perception on the effects of hemodialysis treatment of renal patients in De La Salle University Medical Center and Asia Medic Family Hospital and Medical Center when they were grouped according to age. There was no significant difference in the level of compliance to the health management of renal patients in De La Salle University Medical Center when grouped according to age, gender, educational attainment, monthly family income, presence of support system, frequency of treatment, and duration of treatment. However, the level of compliance of the renal patients on medical management had a significance difference when grouped by frequency of treatment. Renal patients given twice a week treatment had higher level of compliance to medical management than patients given once or thrice a week of treatment. There was a significant relationship between the perception on the effects of hemodialysis treatment and compliance to the health management of renal patients in De La Salle University Medical Center and Asia Medic Family Hospital and Medical Center. These findings showed that the perception on physical, psychological, economic and overall effect of hemodialysis had significant relationship with the overall level of compliance on health management.

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