STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM:
Assess the quality of life (QOL) of patients undergoing haemodialysis in Vinayaka Mission Hospital, Salem, Tamilnadu.
NEED FOR THE STUDY:
Chronic renal failure is a debilitating condition responsible for high morbidity and mortality and is a financial burden on government and society. Because of its cost and the complexity of its treatment, proper care is available to very few patients in India (Sanjaykumar. A et.al. 2005)
Worldwide prevalence of chronic renal failure is high, it is a major public health problem, and the global incidence of chronic renal failure is 1.8 million/ year (WHO, 2000). Incidence of chronic renal failure is increasing 8% every year and 89% of patients are on haemodialysis and 11% on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (kidney consultants international, 2007) It is presumed that incidence of ESRD in India is 1, 00,000 or 100/pmp/year (Extrapolation from western data, 2000) The alarming increase of new ESRD patients has resulted in an incremental expansion of resources, health facilities and consequently expenses (Austin G.S et.al., 2004)
Cite this article:
S. Lakshmi Prabha. Assess the Quality of Life (QOL) of patients undergoing Haemodialysis in Vinayaka Mission Hospital, Salem, Tamilnadu.
Int. J. Adv. Nur. Management 3(3): July- Sept. 2015; Page 197-199 doi: 10.5958/2454-2652.2015.00002.5