Turkish Journal of Nephrology
Original Article

Perceptions of Hemodialysis Patients Related to Their Psychosocial Problems


Çankırı Karatekin Üniversitesi, Sağlık Yüksekokulu, İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi, Sosyal Hizmet Bölümü, Çankırı, Türkiye


Hacettepe Üniversitesi, İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi, Sosyal Hizmet Bölümü, Ankara, Türkiye

Turkish J Nephrol 2017; 26: 67-73
DOI: 10.5262/tndt.2017.1001.11
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OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to reveal the psychosocial problem perceptions of hemodialysis patients.

MATERIAL and METHODS: This study was carried out using the in-depth interview technique of the qualitative research method with 12 patients in a private dialysis center in Ankara.

RESULTS: Four themes were created as a result of analyzing the data obtained from the illness narratives. These themes were abandonment, longing for the past, social support and forced undesired sexual intercourse.

CONCLUSION: The most important result of this study was that psychosocial problem perceptions of the patients vary depending on the patient’s gender, but are generally shaped by the societal gender perspective.

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