Aim: The study aims to assess the frequency and severity of the symptoms that HD patients experience during the COVID-19 pandemic and to identify the socio-demographic factors affecting these symptoms. Method: This descriptive and cross-sectional study aims to assess the frequency and severity of the symptoms that HD patients experience during the COVID-19 pandemic and to identify the socio-demographic factors affecting these symptoms. 41 hemodialysis patients meeting the sampling criteria were included in the study after agreeing to participate. Data were collected using a personal information form prepared in accordance with the relevant literature and the Dialysis Symptom Index (DSI). SPSS 25.0 software was used for data analysis. Results: It was found out that the mean age of the patients was 55.63±2.43, 56.1% of them were male, and 12.2% of them had COVID-19 disease. It was determined that the mean DSI total score of the patients was 48.17±2.80. The most commonly observed symptoms in the patients were fatigue 97.6%, headache, and difficulty in falling asleep 82.9%. Conclusion: It was concluded that elderly, literate, male, married, unemployed, chronically ill patients, those who have been receiving HD treatment for 3 years or more, and those who depend on others for daily activities experienced more symptoms.
|Konular||Sağlık Bilimleri ve Hizmetleri|
|Yayımlanma Tarihi||1 Ekim 2022|
|Yayınlandığı Sayı||Yıl 2022, Cilt 1, Sayı 2|
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