THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF CHRONIC RENAL FAILURE PATIENTS ON PERIODIC HEMODIALYSIS
Chronic renal failure is increasing rapidly and has become a major concern of health organizations all over the world. Many studies in the world estimated the quality of life in patients who have artificial kidneys and noted that the patients’ quality of life is significantly affected. This thesis aims to evaluate the quality of life and factors related to the quality of life of patients with chronic renal failure on periodic hemodialysis. The study was conducted in December, 2021; the subjects were all 54 patients with periodic hemodialysis at the artificial kidney unit of Binh Dan Hospital. The patients were interviewed by researchers directly, the researchers collect information including family factors, occupation,medical history, and quality of life questionnaire (WHO-BREF). Faceto-face interviews were carried out for about 1 hour because this time the patients are relatively comfortable and did not affect the interview process. The general QOL score was 50.36 ± 8.37. However, 51.85% had scores below average. In that, scores of the social relationship domain (45.06 ± 13.97) and environment domain (49.42 ± 8.94) are below average. The score for the physical domain (56.88 ± 13.34) and the score for the psychological domain (50.08 ± 14.19) are over average. There are strong intensity correlations between a score of the physical domain and the score of the psychological domain, a score of the social relationship domain, and a score of the environment domain. In that, a score of the psychological domain has a strong intensity correlation with the score of the social relationship domain. The score of the social relationship domain has a strong intensity correlation with the score of the environment domain.