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Educational needs of chronic kidney disease patients who presented to Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital: Preliminary findings

Sowtali, Siti Noorkhairina and Harith, Sakinah and Mohd Shah, Azarisman Shah and Ishak, Nur Ain' and Mohd Yusoff, Dariah and Draman, Che Rosle and Mohd Rasani, Ali Aminuddin and Ghazali, Norhasyimah (2020) Educational needs of chronic kidney disease patients who presented to Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital: Preliminary findings. Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation, 31 (1). pp. 118-128. ISSN 1319-2442

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Knowledge limitation is a major cause of the increasing number of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients in Malaysia and the world. Nurses are responsible for identifying the patients’ needs to come up with appropriate discharge plans which might include educational activities. The objective of this study was to determine the baseline information (sociodemographic background, as well as medical and lifestyle histories), along with educational needs of CKD patients. A total of 116 CKD patients who attended the Nephrology Clinic of Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan were recruited. Patients who fulfilled the inclusion criteria were selected between April and May 2017. Data were obtained via semi-guided questionnaires; the patients were given enough time to complete the required items. The CKD educational needs’ assessment consisted of seven domains: general information, chronic illness management, complications, self-management, medications, treatment, and financial status. Majority of the patients were men (53.4%), aged 54.65 ± 16.49 years, secondary school-finishers (49.1%), and jobless (48.3%). In terms of medical and life-style histories, most patients were diagnosed with end-stage renal disease (51.7%), hypertension (96.6%), diabetes (51.7%), and anemia (25.9%). The patients were interested to know the complications of kidney disease (57.8%), management of diseases like hypertension (58.6%), complications like edema (55.2%), indications for medication (73.3%), self-management or fluid control (37.9%), hemodialysis (37.1%), and financial status (21.6%). Thus, strengthening patient education strategies in the clinics, hospitals, and community settings should be given due attention by relevant healthcare professionals.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7522/79453
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education needs assessment, chronic kidney disease, lifestyle histories, medical histories, patient education.
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing > RT82 Nursing As A Profession
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Professional Nursing Studies
Depositing User: Miss Siti Noorkhairina Sowtali
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2020 15:53
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2020 16:17
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/79453

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