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Enfermería Global

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FRAZAO, Cecília Maria Farias de Queiroz et al. Body changes experienced by patients with chronic kidney disease undergoing hemodialysis. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2016, vol.15, n.43, pp.289-299. ISSN 1695-6141.

This study aimed to identify the body modifications experienced by patients undergoing hemodialysis and associates them with the social and clinical data. Cross-sectional study, whose collection occurred from October 2011 to February 2012, with a sample of 178 patients during hemodialysis session in a reference clinic in northeastern Brazil. The results were analyzed with the help of IBM SPSS Statistics version 19.0, using the descriptive statistics, as of central tendency and dispersion, in addition to analytical statistics by means of the Mann-Whitney U test, Chi-square and Exact Fisher to verify the association between body changes and the social and clinical data. The results show a statistically significant association between changes in weight and sex, musculoskeletal disorders and gender, time of kidney disease and hemodialysis, and between the variable other and time of renal disease. It is concluded that chronic renal patients undergoing hemodialysis are subject to changes in your body, related to their disease and treatment, and they can suffer influence of social and clinical data, and relevant promotion of care from the nurses who work in clinics hemodialysis, which must also consider the social and clinical variables, in order to get a careful targeted to the needs of this clientele.

Keywords : Nursing; Chronic renal failure; self-image.

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