African Health Sciences
Makerere University Medical School
Vol. 20, No. 4, 2020, pp. 1809-1816
Bioline Code: hs20141
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Health Sciences, Vol. 20, No. 4, 2020, pp. 1809-1816
© Copyright 2020 - Işik K et al.
The effect of home care based on the Neuman systems model on symptomatic relief and quality of life in patients undergoing hemodialysis|
Işik, Kevser & Erci, Behice
Background: Chronic renal failure (CRF) is an important common health problem with high morbidity and mortality rate
in the world and in Turkey.
Objectives: This study was conducted to determine the effect of home care based on the Neuman Systems Model on relief
of physical and psychological symptoms and quality of life in patients undergoing hemodialysis.
Methods: This study was conducted as a pretest-posttest randomized controlled trial. The sample of the study was composed
of 160 hemodialysis patients. The patients were randomly and sequentially assigned to experimental and control
groups as 80 hemodialysis patients.
Results: After the intervention, it was determined that the symptoms levels of the patients in the experimental group reduced
and their quality of life increased.
Conclusion: The care provided based on the Neuman Systems Model reduced the symptoms of the patients having hemodialysis
treatment and enhanced their quality of life. Care given using a model is important in improving the quality of life
of hemodialysis patients.
Hemodialysis; dialysis symptom; quality of life.