The experience of Iranian people receiving haemodialysis: a descriptive exploratory study

Kazemi, Majid, Nasrabadi, Alireza Nikbakht, Hasanpour, Marzieh, Hassankhani, Hadi, and Mills, Jane (2011) The experience of Iranian people receiving haemodialysis: a descriptive exploratory study. Nursing and Health Sciences, 13 (1). pp. 88-93.

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Abstract

Patients living with end-stage renal disease experience different levels of physical and psychological disability that can impact on the type and level of social interaction in which they engage with others. The researchers concurrently collected and thematically analyzed the interview data that were generated from 21 participants who were undergoing hemodialysis in Iran. Four major themes were constructed from the analysis of the transcripts: living with fatigue; changes in self-image; patients' dependency on the device, place, and time of hemodialysis; and hiding the disease. The results from this study showed that the patients who were living with hemodialysis in Iran experienced altered social interactions with others. The culture of Iran resulted in the participants trying to hide their disease from others, which led to social avoidance, thus reducing the participants' social interactions with others. It is recommended that nurses include a comprehensive assessment of the social interactions of persons who are receiving hemodialysis in their overall nursing assessment and that this is reviewed on a regular basis.

Item ID: 17593
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: hemodialysis, interview, nursing, qualitative study, social interaction
ISSN: 1442-2018
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2011 05:29
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing @ 100%
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