Shadia Mohamed, Amani Lafe Abdullah
Abstract: Inadequate dietary intake is a major determinant of malnutrition in dialysis patients. Concerning the lack of information available on dietary intake of Dialysis patient in Hail, the present study was designed to assess the dietary intake of Dialysis patient in Hail hospital. [27 male, 33 female]. Material and Method: All patients who were received dialysis in Hail dialysis centre were considering to be cases for participation in the study. 60 questionnaires were submitted to collected information about dietary intake. Finding: The average age of the patients ranged from 15-80 years. Weight 50-90 kg for men and 49-90 kg for women, and the average height for men 150-170 cm and women 149-161 cm. Hemo-dialysis 40 % and 66.7 % Peritoneal Dialysis, pathological signs of dialysis patients 45 % of them Feeling physically weak, Hypertension beside kidney disease are 46.7 %. Only 50 % of the patients receiving nutrition education during dialysis.. Conclusion Most patients with kidney dialysis who are at the center King Khalid Hospital in Hail do not follow nutritional and healthy diet, lack of exercise. A patient on dialysis need nutrition education to maintains their health and reduces complications.
Keywords: Dialysis, Dietary management, Nutrition education