Impact of pharmacist provided education on knowledge and attitude of patients undergoing haemodialysis

  • Ijaz Ahmed Khan Pharm. D. (Doctor of Pharmacy), RGUHS, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
  • K. A. Satya Sree Pharm. D. (Doctor of Pharmacy), RGUHS, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
  • K. Reshma Pharm. D. (Doctor of Pharmacy), RGUHS, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
  • Vinod Immanuel Department of Pharmacy Practice, RMES’s college of Pharmacy, Gulbarga, Karnataka, India.
  • Basawaraj S. Patil Department of Pharmaceutics, RMES’s college of Pharmacy, Gulbarga, Karnataka, India.
Keywords: Attitude, ESRD, Haemodialysis, Knowledge, Patient Education

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing haemodialysis lack self care ability due to lack of knowledge. Haemodialysis have therapeutic effect on end stage renal disease. These patients encounter many physical, psychological, social stress, many pathophysiological states & arterio-veinus fistula complications. In order to prevent complications and live life productively the patients undergoing haemodialysis should have good knowledge and attitude. OBJECTIVES: The main objective of our study is to improve the knowledge & attitude among the patients undergoing haemodialysis & to assess demographic & socio-economic data. METHODS: A Prospective interventional study involving 56 dialysis patients was carried out for a period of 6 months. Inclusion criteria: patient of either sex, undergoing dialysis minimum 1 year & willing to participate. Exclusion criteria: patients who are suffering with HIV & those who are not willing to participate. Source of data: questionnaires, case-sheet, lab reports etc. Education given through: counselling, leaflets & audio-video presentation. RESULT: At the beginning of study majority of the patients in the study had poor knowledge & attitude towards haemodialysis. It was conformed that there exist a moderately positive correlation between knowledge & attitude. CONCLUSION: Majority of the patients undergoing haemodialysis had a poor attitude towards self care & we clinical pharmacist tried to improve their knowledge & attitude & we found improvement in post test I & post test II. [P value in both Knowledge & Attitude is less than 0.0001]

Published
18-08-2018
How to Cite
Khan, I. A., Satya Sree, K. A., Reshma, K., Immanuel, V., & S. Patil, B. (2018). Impact of pharmacist provided education on knowledge and attitude of patients undergoing haemodialysis. International Journal of Research in Nephrology and Kidney Disease, 1(1), 1-10. Retrieved from https://journals.rubatosis.org/index.php/ijrnkd/article/view/13
Section
Research Article