Sharon Jepchumba Kosgey
Abstract: Objective. The objective of the study was to determine extent of health teachings rendered to hemodialysis patients as perceived by hemodialysis patients and staff nurses in Baguio City. Design. The study was a descriptive cross-sectional study and Quantitative methods were adopted. Setting. The study was carried out in six hemodialysis facilities in Baguio City: Saint Louis UniversityHospital of the Sacred Heart (SLU-HSH, Cordillera Integrated Medical Services, Inc.), Notre Dame de Chartes Hospital (NCDH), Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGH-MC, B. Braun Ativan), Pines City Doctors Hospital (PCDH), Cordillera Kidney Specialist, Inc. (CKSI), and Baguio Kidney Care Clinic (BKCC). Sample. A total of 205 patients and 26 nurses participated in the study. The respondents were determined using nonrandom convenience sampling. Patient-respondents were currently undergoing hemodialysis treatment, from ages 21 to 68, who were non-critical, able to read and write, and willing to participate in the study Analysis. Data gathered was subjected to analysis and interpretation using descriptive and inferential statistics. Descriptive statistics such as weighted mean, average mean, and frequencies were used to synthesize and describe the data. Main outcome measures. Health teachings rendered to hemodialysis patients Results From the patients point of view, health teachings rendered on diet and fluid management was moderate, health teachings on medication was moderate, teachings on hemodialysis as treatment modality was very much rendered and on average all teachings were very much rendered. With regards to duration of treatment there was no significant differences in reported extents of teaching in the different durations (F (3, 16) = 0.85, p =.49). Conclusion. Health teachings on the different aspects of hemodialysis care have a great contribution to maintain health and prevent complications among hemodialysis patients. Recommendation. The researcher recommends an assessment should be done after every dialysis session about the things that may confuse patients from the previous health teachings provided.
Keywords: Hemodialysis, Patients, Health teaching, Nurses, Baguio city sensitization, medication