Paramita Barman1*, Swapan Sarkar2 and Subrata Baidya1
1Department of Community Medicine, Agartala Government Medical College, India
2Department of General Medicine, Agartala Government Medical College, India
Background: Hemodialysis is a life-sustaining treatment for patients with end-stage renal disease. Quality of life is the perceived quality of an individual's daily life and hemodialysis may affect the health-related quality of life and outcomes among patients with ESRD. The present study aims to assess the health related quality of life among patients undergoing hemodialysis. Materials and Methods: A hospital based cross-sectional study was conducted among 372 subjects aged 18 year or more with CKD undergoing hemodialysis at a tertiary healthcare sector of Agartala for a duration of 6 months. Results: The study revealed that majority (43%) of the participants was dissatisfied with their health and had overall low QOL scores: Environmental domain (52.30 ± 14.880), psychological domain (33.07 ± 12.899), social domain (53.11 ± 18.699), and physical domain (43.86 ± 13.416). Using WHOQOL-BREF questionnaire we observed that the various demographic factors were significant (P<0.05) positive and negative predictors of one or more dimensions of the WHOQOL-BREF. Conclusion: There is a need to conduct health care awareness among Patients undergoing hemodialysis to focus on health conditions and services available to them.
Health-related Quality of life (HRQOL); Haemodialysis (HD); Chronic kidney disease (CKD); Agartala
Barman P, Sarkar S, Baidya S. Assessment of Health Related Quality of Life among Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis: A Cross-Sectional Study. Int J Fam Med Prim Care. 2021; 2(3): 1039.