2006, Cilt 13, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 001-011
Effects of Home Visits to Frequency of Peritonitis in Children with Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis
Arş. Gör. Dr. Naime CİHANGİR, Prof. Dr. Gülümser KUBLAY
Hacettepe Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Yüksekokulu
Keywords: Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis, home visit, peritonitis, children

This study aims to determine the effect of reguler observation at home and education on the peritonitis frequency for the children with chronic renal failure who take peritoneal dialysis at home.

The survey was carried out in the pediatric nephrology units of three University hospital in Ankara. 14 patients who live in Ankara and take SAPD treatment at the time of the research constituted the experimental group whereas another 14 patients who lives outside Ankara and who have similar socio-demographical characteristics constituted the control group

For the patients in the experimental group, nursing care has been provided during the home visits towards the catheter exit-side, bag changing practices and the charactristics of changing room. Patients in the control group did not receive any nursing care except the routine interventions that were performed at hospital.

Percentage, correllation analysis methots were used in order to analysis the data. At the end of the research, it was found that the rate of peritonitis for research group was %21.4 and % 50 for control group.