Quality of Life in Maintenance Hemodialysis; Stakeholders’ Perspectives – A Qualitative Inquiry

Authors

  • Radhika C K Asha S Kumar
  • Asha S Kumar

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijone.v13i4.16589

Keywords:

Hemodialysis, Quality of Life, Qualitative, Kerala)

Abstract

Quality of life is a major concept in the arena of healthcare, especially in chronic diseases. ESRD
patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis experience unique issues involving varying aspects.
Using a qualitative approach, the current study explored the perspectives of stakeholders on quality
of life. Thematic analysis done and three major themes - Dialysis - the life line, Global impact of the
disease and strategies to be made, were emerged. Quality of life in hemodialysis patients is markedly
impaired due to a variety of factors and a comprehensive and tailored approach will be beneficial.

Author Biographies

Radhika C K Asha S Kumar

Assistant Professor, Govt. College of Nursing, Thiruvananthapuram

Asha S Kumar

Principal, SIMET College of Nursing, Thiruvananthapuram

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Published

2021-07-23