Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2019 , Vol 10, Issue 3
Level of Concordance With Fluid Restriction In Individuals Receiving Hemodialysis
Elanur Yılmaz Karabulutlu1,Merve Çayır Yılmaz2
1Atatürk Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Fakültesi, Erzurum, Türkiye
2Amasya Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Amasya, Türkiye
DOI : 10.31067/0.2018.97 Aim: This study aims to identify the level of compatibility with fluid restriction and the affecting factors in individuals receiving hemodialysis treatment.

Materials and Methods: This descriptive study was conducted with 88 individuals who received hemodialysis treatment between December 2016 and February 2017. Data were collected using the Patient Identification Form and Fluid Control Scale in Hemodialysis Patients (FCSHP) and analysed using student t-test, one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), Kruskal Wallis H test, Mann Whitney U test, LSD Post Hoc test, and Pearson Moment Correlation analysis.

Results: It was found that the individuals who received hemodialysis treatment had a medium compatibility level with fluid restriction (51.23±5.88); they had high fluid restriction knowledge levels (20.22±1.07); and they had a medium compatibility level in terms of the behavioral aspects (22.42±4.23) and a low compatibility level in terms of the attitudes aspect (8.59±2.61). Individuals" compatibility with fluid restriction was found to be affected by gender and marital status; knowledge level was found to be affected by gender and treatment duration, and behaviors were affected by gender significantly. Women were found to have higher compatibility levels in terms of knowledge, behavior and total fluid control aspects compared to men; single patients" level of total fluid control compatibility was higher compared to married patients, and level of knowledge about fluid control compatibility was lower in patients who had treatment duration of 6 months to 2 years compared to other groups. Interdialytic weight gain decreased with the increase in the attitudes and total scores in fluid control compatibility, and the amount of ultrafiltration decreased with the increase in behavior and total scores.

Conclusion: It was found that individuals who received hemodialysis treatment were not compatible enough with the fluid restriction, personalized trainings and practices are required for increasing compatibility with fluid restriction. Keywords : Hemodialysis, fluid control, concordance, interdialytic weight