Turkish Journal of Nephrology
Original Article

Investigation of Fatigue in Hemodialysis Patients, Severity and Influencing Factors

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Department of Public Health Nursing, İnönü University School of Nursing, Malatya, Turkey

Turkish J Nephrol 2019; 28: 197-201
DOI: 10.5152/turkjnephrol.2019.3433
Read: 991 Published: 25 July 2019

Objective: This study was conducted in a descriptive manner to determine the severity of fatigue in patients undergoing hemodialysis due to Chronic Renal Failure (CRF) and to determine the socio-demographic factors affecting fatigue severity.

Materials and Methods: The study was conducted between December 2017 and March 2018 on patients receiving treatment for CRF in the hemodialysis unit of the Malatya Training and Research Hospital. 225 hemodialysis patients were accepted who did not select the sample in the survey. In the evaluation of the data, the arithmetic mean, standard deviation and percentage parameters were used. In comparison, Oneway ANOVA, Kruskall-Wallis and Student t-test used.

Results: When we look at the sociodemographic characteristics of hemodialysis patients and fatigue severity scale points in the study. There was a statistically significant relationship between age, gender, perceived health status, working status, duration of hemodialysis treatment, hemodialysis frequency and fatigue severity scale score (p<0.05).

Conclusion: According to the results of the research; there was a statistically significant relationship between sociodemographic characteristics of hemodialysis patients and hemodialysis treatment duration and fatigue severity scale score.

Cite this article as: Aktürk Ü, Gül E. Investigation of Fatigue in Hemodialysis Patients, Severity and Influencing Factors. Turk J Nephrol 2019; 28(3): 197-201.

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