Evaluating the Effect of Combined Education on Blood Pressure and Dialysis Adequacy of Hemodialysis Patients Admitted to Special Diseases Center of Imam Khomeini Hospital in Zabol city, 2017
Introduction: Inadequate dialysis is one of the factors determining the survival rate of patients. Increasing the adequacy of dialysis is effective in improving dialysis patients. Blood pressure is one of the factors affecting the adequacy of dialysis. Thus, this research was conducted to evaluate the effect of combined education on blood pressure and dialysis adequacy in hemodialysis patients admitted to special diseases center of Imam Khomeini Hospital in Zabol city in 2017.
Methods: This is a quasi-experimental research, in which 34 hemodialysis patients were examined in two groups (each group included 17 patients). The intervention group received four routine educations for 4 sessions and the control group received only routine education during this period. At the start and at the end of the research, blood pressure and dialysis adequacy were checked by the KT / V formula and analyzed by t-test.
Results: The research results revealed that the mean of blood pressure decreased significantly in the intervention group two months after the implementation of combined education (P=0.001). In addition, the mean of dialysis adequacy in this group increased from 1.13 (0.35) to 1.27 (0.36) (P=0.007) after intervention.
Conclusion: Based on the research results, it can be concluded that combined education improves blood pressure and improves the dialysis adequacy of patients undergoing hemodialysis.