Understanding the life experience of people on hemodialysis: Adherence to treatment and quality of life.
Camargo Plazas, María del Pilar
Cameron, Brenda L.
Santos Salas, Ana Valeria
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This hermeneutic-phenomenological study explores the lived experiences of patients on hemodialysis in regard to the adherence to treatment and quality of life. Fifteen patients were interviewed, including six women and nine men from three dialysis centers in Chile. Two main themes derived from the analysis: 1) embracing the disease and dialysis, and 2) preventing progression of the disease through treatment management. The findings suggest that patients recognize adherence to treatment and quality of life as conditions that derive from self-care and environmental conditions, which the healthcare provider must constantly assess for care planning to improve the adherence and quality of life in this population.
FuenteNephrology Nursing Journal, 41(3), 289-298
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