Background: Chronic renal failure is a progressive, irreversible deterioration of renal function in which the body’s ability to maintain fluid and electrolyte balance fails, resulting in uremia or azotemia. The Indian Society of Nephrology (2017) indicates that 1 in 10 persons in the general population are estimated to have some form of chronic kidney. (CKD). About 1,75,000 new people have kidney failure (Stage V CKD) every year in India and require dialysis and/or kidney transplantation. It has also been estimated that about 60% to 70% of CKD cases are offshoots of diabetes and hypertension.
Statistics in Andhra Pradesh (2017) among all districts in Andhra Pradesh Cases of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) are on the high in Srikakulam, where more than 13,000 persons, suffering from diseases related to kidney, were screened in the Uddanam area, alone.
Objective: To assess the quality of life among patients with CKD undergoing hemodialysis
Materials and Methods: Descriptive study was conducted among 100 patients above 30 yrs of age in NMCH by using convenience sampling technique was used. Data was collected by using structured questionnaire. Data was analyzed and tabulated according to the objectives.
Results: The study result revealed that, 58 had average quality of life, and 42 had poor quality of life among patient with CKD undergoing hemodialysis. There is significant association between the socio demographic variables of age, gender, education, religion, occupation, family history of CKD and number of times hemodialysis attended. There is no significant association between the socio demographic variables of family income, type of family, duration of illness, duration of hemodialysis. Conclusion: The study concluded that majority of patients are having poor and average quality of life those who are undergoing hemodialysis.