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KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE OF THE PATIENTS UNDERGOING HEMODIALYSIS REGARDING THEIR DIETARY MANAGEMENT
Roohi Elizabeth Peter*, Premsheela Rai, Priyanka Chaudhary, Priyanka Verma, Praveena Singh Deepankar, Preeti Jaiswar, Pankaj Jha, Prabhat Singh and Prabhat Singh
Background: Dietary modification is a critical component of the treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease patients undergoing Hemodialysis. It reduces the excess load on functioning of the kidney and improves the quality of life of such patients. Aim: To assess the knowledge and attitude of the patients undergoing hemodialysis regarding their dietary management at KGMU, Lucknow. Material and methods: A quantitative research approach and non-experimental descriptive design was adopted for this study. Data from 70 participants were collected by purposive sampling technique using self-structured knowledge and attitude scale. Result: Majority of the patients had average knowledge (52.86 %) and a neutral attitude (80%) towards their dietary modifications. A moderate positive co-relation (r=0.25) was found between knowledge and attitude .The association of selected sociodemographic variables with knowledge and attitude was found to be significant at p<0.05. Conclusion: The study concluded that maximum participants had average knowledge and neutral attitude regarding their dietary management. Information booklet can improve knowledge on necessary dietary management for patients undergoing hemodialysis.[Full Text Article]