The purpose of this study was to compare the life quality and its correlators on patients who received different dialysis therapies. This is a cross-sectional descriptive and correlational research. Eighty patients from each hemodialysis renal replacement therapy and continuous-ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) from a medical center were recruited. The study instruments used in the study were “WHO QOL-BREF” and “Physical Symptom Distress Scale.” Statistical methods of means, percentage, chi-square and Pearson’s correlation were used to analyze the research data. The significant major findings of this study were as follows: 1.The quality of life score for hemodialysis and CAPD patients provided no significant differences. 2.Physical symptom distress was negatively correlated with quality of life, which means the more distress patients feel the worse quality of life they experienced. 3.There were statistically significant differences between variables such as family income, duration of using the current renal treatment, previous methods of replacement therapy, and types of dialysis therapy (P＜.05). The results of this study provide useful references while making suggestion for nursing education, practice and nursing administration.
|Original language||Traditional Chinese|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
- renal replacement therapies
- dialysis therapies
- quality of life
- physical symptom distress