Assessing Illness Acceptance and Quality of Life among the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis

Authors

  • Fatimah Sham Centre for Nursing Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, UiTM Selangor, Puncak Alam Campus, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Karina Abdul Wahid Pereira Renal Division, Department of Medicine, University of Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Nurulhafizza Abdul Latif Obstetrics & Gynaecology Unit, Hospital UiTM, Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Ayat Al-Sawad Department of Nursing, King Fahd Hospital of the University, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i20.3458

Abstract

Haemodialysis is the best treatment for the long-term survival of end-stage renal disease patients that requires the acceptance of illness, which can maintain patients' Quality of life. Three hundred thirty-seven hemodialysis patients were involved in this study, which reported the acceptance of illness was moderate and was lowest among the males. The Quality of life was good and supported by the emotional well-being, dialysis staff encouragement, social support, and the acceptance of illness. Multidisciplinary intervention should be targeted to address the physical status and disease-specific core aiming to reduce further health complications and improve Quality of life.

Keywords: acceptance to illness; quality of life; hemodialysis, end-stage renal disease patients

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2022. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians/Africans/Arabians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i20.3458

Published

2022-06-30

How to Cite

Sham , F. ., Abdul Wahid Pereira, K. ., Abdul Latif , N. ., & Ayat Al-Sawad. (2022). Assessing Illness Acceptance and Quality of Life among the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis . Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 7(20), 203-211. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i20.3458