2020, Cilt 7, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 122-129
Examining the Comfort Level of Hemodialysis Patients
Turgay GÜLAY1, Çiğdem ÖZDEMİR ELER2, Şeyda ÖKDEM3, Ebru AKGÜN ÇITAK4
1Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Başkent Üniversitesi Sağlık Hizmetleri Meslek Yüksekokulu, Ankara, Türkiye
2Öğr. Gör. Başkent Üniversitesi Sağlık Hizmetleri Meslek Yüksekokulu, Ankara, Türkiye
3Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Başkent Üniversitesi Sağlık Hizmetleri Meslek Yüksekokulu, Ankara, Türkiye
4Doç. Dr. Başkent Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Ankara, Türkiye
Keywords: Comfort, hemodialysis, end stage renal disease

Aim: This study was conducted to evaluate the comfort level of patients receiving hemodialysis treatment.

Material and Methods: This descriptive study was conducted with 262 patients receiving hemodialysis treatment between October and December 2018. Data were collected using “Patient Identification Form” and “Hemodialysis Comfort Scale. The data obtained from the study were analyzed by using SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences) 25 program with number, percentage, independent samples t test and one way ANOVA. The Cronbach alpha coefficient of the scale used in the study was found to be 0.75. In the study, the significance level was accepted as p <0.05.

Results: 59.5% of the patients were male, 30.5% were between the ages of 40-59 (x̄=60.7±14.48, min:18-max: 92), 37% were retired, 70.2% of them had a moderate income level. It was found that 77.5% of the patients received 3 sessions of dialysis treatment per week and 65.6% of them had arteriovenous fistula. The mean score of subscale “overcoming” was 16.01±4.81, the mean score of subscale “relief” was 9.16±3.70 and the total scale mean score was 25.18±7.03.

Conclusion: The comfort level of hemodialysis patients was found to be moderate.