The Prevalence of Fatigue in Hemodialysis Patients in Iran: A Literature Review
Background: Fatigue is now an important priority in order to minimize, reduce mortality rate, shorten the length of stay in hospitals, and dramatically decrease the medical expenses in hemodialysis patients.
Method: This review aimed to determine the incidence of fatigue in hemodialysis patients in Iran. The studies conducted from 1997 to 2016 were reviewed and analyzed by the keywords namely fatigue, hemodialysis patient’s and systematic review in Pub Med, Science Direct, Scopus, and Google Scholar, Iran medex, SID, and Magiran databases.
Result: The results indicated the prevalence of fatigue is different from 47 to 97.7 % considering the important role of nurses, it is essential to train nurses concerning fatigue in order to enhance their knowledge and practice about specific symptoms of fatigue in hemodialysis patients.