Factors Affecting Quality of Life of Patients Post Kidney Transplantation

Ahmed Fathi Mohamed Sami,

Abstract


atients in the end-stage renal disease phase have two options in order to stay alive: life-long dialysis or kidney transplantation but kidney transplantation is the best choice for patients who have chronic kidney diseases (CKD) specially end stage renal failure (ESRF). In this operation, person with kidney failure (recipient) receive a new kidney from other person (donor) and new kidney take over the work of cleaning the blood (National kidney foundation, 2015).
Kidney transplantation may be the treatment option that allows them to live much like lived before kidneys failed, but transplantation is not a cure; it's an ongoing treatment that requires taking medicines for the rest of life (The National Institute of Kidney Diseases, 2014).
Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is a multi-dimensional concept that includes domains related to physical, mental, emotional, and social functioning. It goes beyond direct measures of population health, life expectancy, and causes of death, and focuses on the impact health status has on quality of life (Kobau, et al, 2010).
Renal transplant patients face many new challenges after transplantation and need to develop new coping strategies and renal transplant nurses can play a key role in that process. Renal transplant nurses offer more social support and provide patie


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Title Factors Affecting Quality of Life of Patients Post Kidney Transplantation
Other Titles العوامل المؤثرة على جودة الحياة للمرضى بعد زراعة الكلى
Authors Ahmed Fathi Mohamed Sami
Issue Date 2017
URI http://research.asu.edu.eg/handle/12345678/47546

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