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Adherence to treatment in older adults on hemodialysis in Ilam in 2014-15
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Introduction: Failure to adhere to treatment in patients on hemodialysis is reported as a major problem.Adherence can improve the quality of life in different dimensions,improve response to hemodialysis, reduce complications of non-compliance with treatment, food, medications, liquids and other therapies, reduce healthcare costs related to readmission, increase life expectancy and increase longevity in patients undergoing hemodialysis. Objective: This research was conducted to assess the status of adherence to treatment in older adults on hemodialysis in Ilam in 2014-15 Method: In this cross-sectional study, 40 older adultson hemodialysis were recruited by census and studied through the standard questionnaire of adherence to treatment in end-stage chronic renal failure patients (ESRD-AQ). Data were analyzed in SPSS software version 20 using statistical tests of t-test (for two-group variables) and ANOVA (for variables with more than two groups). Significance level was set p≤ 0.05 for all variables. Results: The results showed most older adults were 71-75years, illiterate (85%, n=34), with income less than 2 million rials per month (72.5%, n=29), with low family support(42.5%, n=17). Although the majority of patients had moderate adherence to treatment, the mean of total adherence to treatment was low. A statistically significant correlation was observed between age and adherence to treatment (p<0.05). However, there wasno significant correlation between adherence to treatment and other demographic variables (marital status, income level, and family support). Conclusion: Given the low mean score of adherence to treatment in this study, it is recommended patients be provided with interventional and educational programs for increasing their adherence to treatment.
Keywords: adherence to treatment, hemodialysis, older adults
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Received: 2016/04/16 | Accepted: 2016/05/24 | Published: 2016/06/20
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Adherence to treatment in older adults on hemodialysis in Ilam in 2014-15. nvj. 2016; 3 (6) :15-26
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