Therapeutic Diet Research Paper

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A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge Regarding Therapeutic Diet Among Patients With ESRD Undergoing Hemodialysis In Selected Hospital of Bardoli, Surat, Gujarat
Ekta Patel
Assistant Professor, Community Health Nursing, Sumandeep Nursing College,
Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Piparia, Vadodara, Gujarat, India

Abstract: BACKGROUND : Among the various major diseases which are more prevalent in all over the world- kidney failure is one of them. At the end of 2004, some 1,783,000 people worldwide were undergoing treatment for chronic renal diseases, 1,371,000 (77%) were on HD treatment. Therapeutic diet for hemodialysis patients having ESRD is very important and it should be looked on as an integral part
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Studies Related to Knowledge of hemodialsis patients regarding therapeutic diet.
3. Studies Related to effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme.
MAJOR FINDINGS OF THE STUDY
Section 1: Description of the demographic variables Majority 20 (66.7%) of the sample was of age group of 50 years and above. Majority 18 (60%) of the sample was male. Majority 18 (60%) of the sample was of primary educational background. Majority 15 (50%) of the sample was having associated illness -hypertension. All 30 (100%) sample got the knowledge through health personnel. Majority 14 (46.7%) of the sample’s family monthly income was Rs.15,000 or less. Majority 15 (50%) of the sample was receiving HD treatment since 2 years. Majority 27 (90%) of the sample was receiving HD treatment twice in a week. All 30 (100%) sample was receiving 4 hours HD treatment in each HD session.
Section 2: Knowledge of patients undergoing HD regarding therapeutic diet The investigators found that in the pre-test, majority 23 (76.7) patents had good knowledge, whereas in the post-test, all 30 (100%) patients go very good knowledge. The pre-test scores ranged from 26- 34 with the mean of 29.57 whereas the post-test scores ranged from 35-40 with the mean of

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