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Enfermería Nefrológica

On-line version ISSN 2255-3517Print version ISSN 2254-2884


REBOLLO RUBIO, Ana; PONS RAVENTOS, M.ª Eugenia; MACIAS LOPEZ, M.ª José  and  CABRERA AZANA, Sandra. Assessment of reception of patients initiating renal replacement therapy: level of satisfaction. Enferm Nefrol [online]. 2015, vol.18, n.2, pp.97-102. ISSN 2255-3517.

Introduction: In recent years have become very important issues such as quality of life, perceived health and patient satisfaction. The aim of this study is to assess the level of satisfaction of patients with chronic kidney disease with care received when they first start renal replacement therapy. Objective: A descriptive cross-sectional study in patients who start first renal replacement therapy. The sample consisted of 83 patients. Sociodemographic variables related to kidney disease and follow-on care clinics. To assess satisfaction with the care received, patients were given a questionnaire to measure Quality of Life Related to Health, specific for kidney patients. Within this section there is a questionnaire which measures satisfaction with the care received. Results: In item SF23, 62.7% of the sample felt that the friendliness of health workers was the best (43.4%) or excellent (19.3%). On the other hand, in SF24a and 24b items, 51.8% of patients believe that health staff encourages them to be independent and 59% think it will support coping with illness. In the ordinal regression model used, SF23 and SF24 gets top scores for PD when other demographic variables that are not significant (p <0.05) are controlled. Conclusion: Considering as positive satisfaction results obtained should be highlighted that are comparatively better in peritoneal dialysis.

Keywords : satisfaction level; hemodialysis; peritoneal dialysis.

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