Abad-ur rehman Awan, Muhammad Imran Aslam, Mateen Akram, Humayun Rashid.
Factors Affecting Survival and Quality of Life of patients after Haemodialysis Treatment.
Pak J Med Health Sci Jan ;12(4):1620-2.

Aim: To find out the factors affecting patient’s quality of life and survivals who met dialysis treatment. Study Design: Cross-sectional study. Place and Duration: This study was conducted at Department of Nephrology, Shaikh Zayed Hospital, Lahore from 1st January 2018 to 30th June 2018. Methods: One hundred patients who met the dialysis treatment for 3 months and more than 3 months were included. Mean age calculated 40 to 60 years. After taking written consent from all the patients, detailed medical history, age sex, socio-economic status was examined. The quality of life indexes were calculated using the WHOQOL questionnaire. Results: Fifty eight (58%) patients were men while 42% patients were women, 30 (30%) patients were ages between 40 to 45 years, 35 (35%) patients had ages 46 to 50 years and 35% patients had ages > 50 years. Forty (40%) patients were on haemodialysis for more than 6 months, 8% patients were died during 1st year of dialysis treatment and all had a poor QOL. All the patients were examined by 4 different domains. Found no difference in QOL between the domains except for category (domain) 3 (social economic/relationship) of the patients which was better QOL than others. Non diabetic patients had good QOL/healthy condition in category (domain) 2 (psychological health) than diabetic patients. Conclusion: We found that QOL of haemodialysis patients was bad as emulate to their carers because of diabetic, Dialysis duration had a reverse interaction with quality of life. Survival of patients depends on their health condition and factors affecting their life during dialysis treatment.

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