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ISSN: 2637-6679

Research and Reviews on Healthcare: Open Access Journal

Research Article(ISSN: 2637-6679)

Effect of Self-Care Model Intervention on Quality of Life of Children Undergoing Hemodialysis

Volume 2 - Issue 2

Nagwa A Zain ELdin1*, Taghreed K Omar2, Jaklein R Younis3 and Gelan H Ahmed3

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    • 1Prof of Pediatric Nursing, Menofia University, Egypt
    • 2Assicoiate professor, Menofia University, Egypt
    • 3MSc of Pediatric Nursing, Faculty of Nursing Menofia University, Egypt

    *Corresponding author: Nagwa A Zain ELdin, Faculty of Nursing Menofia University, Egypt

Received: May 23, 2018;   Published: May 31, 2018

DOI: 10.32474/RRHOAJ.2018.02.000132

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Children undergoing hemodialysis have poor quality of life. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of self-care model intervention on quality of life of children undergoing hemodialysis. A quasi experimental design was used. The study was conducted in the Pediatric Hemodialysis Unit at Menoufia University Hospital, Shebin-Elkom city. A purposive sample of 30 children was selected to carry out this study. Three instruments were used in this study. They were a structured interviewing questionnaire, Standardized Quality Of Life (QOL) checklist and Orem’s self-care guidelines checklist. The results of this study showed significant improvement in children’s quality of life after implementation of self-care model. The total mean scores of children’s quality of life were 61.16±5.6634 on pretest compared to 34.33±2.88 and 33.66±2.32 on post and follow-up tests respectively. It was concluded that implementation of the self-care model improved quality of life of children undergoing hemodialysis on posttest than pretest. So, it was recommended that self-care model intervention should be implemented at all pediatric hemodialysis units to help children adapt and cope better with their disease limitations.

Keywords: Self-care model Intervention; Quality of life; Children undergoing Hemodialysis

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