Turkish Journal of Nephrology
Original Article

Effect of Occupational Therapy in Patients Receiving Hemodialysis: A Randomized Controlled Study

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Department of Occupational Therapy, Trakya University Faculty of Health Sciences, Edirne, Turkey

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Department of Occupational Therapy, Biruni University Faculty of Health Sciences, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Biostatistics, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

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Department of Nephrology, Trakya University School of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey

Turkish J Nephrol 2021; 30: 63-69
DOI: 10.5152/turkjnephrol.2021.4677
Read: 108 Downloads: 21 Published: 04 February 2021

Objective: Hemodialysis (HD) treatment may have negative effects on the occupational performance and quality of life of individuals. This study was planned to investigate the effect of client-centered occupational therapy (OT) intervention on occupational performance and quality of life in individuals receiving HD.

Materials and Methods: In total, 42 randomly assigned individuals were divided into control (awareness training) and intervention (awareness training and client-centered OT) groups. The Canadian Occupational Performance Measure was utilized to evaluate the occupational performance, and Kidney Disease Quality of Life Short Form was used to assess the quality of life.

Results: Improvement in both occupational performance and quality of life was determined in the intervention group after 8 weeks. In the control group, only the improvement was determined in the general health parameter of quality of life (p<0.05).

Conclusion: OT interventions can contribute to improving occupational performance and quality of life of individuals receiving HD treatment, and these interventions can play an important role in the treatment process of these individuals.

Cite this article as: İnal Ö, Kayıhan H, Karahan S, Üstündağ S. Effect of Occupational Therapy in Patients Receiving Hemodialysis: A Randomized Controlled Study. Turk J Nephrol 2021; 30(1): 63-9.

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