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COSTA, Gabrielle Morais Arruda et al. Quality of life of patients with chronic kidneydisease undergoing hemodialysis. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2016, vol.15, n.43, pp.59-73. ISSN 1695-6141.

This research aimed to evaluate the quality of life of patients with chronic kidney disease undergoing hemodialysis treatment, as well as to characterize them, identify the factors that affect and influence them. This is a field study, descriptive, cross-sectional and quantitative approach performed in a hemodialysis center in Alto Sertão da Paraíba, Cajazeiras municipality. A socio-demographic questionnaire and the WHOQOL-BREF were used to evaluate the average domains and quality of life of participants, as well as the Pearson correlation test between variables obtained. The sample consisted of 39 subjects. The research included patients of both genders: 54% male and 46% female and has, concerning age group, high prevalence for older than 51 years old. In general, the most affected domain among the participants was the physical domain (FD), averaging 59.44, and the best preserved was the social domain (SD), averaging 72.87, reflecting on Quality of Life (QOL) of patients with RI, which showed an average of 64.96. Through the Pearson correlation test, there was a significant relationship between the various domains, where all domains showed a high correlation with QOL. It was concluded that patients with CKDundergoing hemodialysis treatment have a regular quality of life, and the knowledge of the professionals about this issue is paramount to reach an optimization in the care of patients with CKD undergoing hemodialysis treatment.

Keywords : Quality of life; Hemodialysis; kidney failure.

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