Assessment of contributing factors of end stage renal failure for
Objectives: The study aimed to assess contributing factors of end stage renal failure for adult patients and to identify relationship between contributing factors with demographic characteristics.
Methodology: A descriptive study was carried out of Al-Shahid Ghazi Hariri Teaching Hospital, Al-Yarmook teaching hospital, Al-Karama teaching hospital, and Baghdad teaching hospital for the period from 22\2\2012 to 25\6\2012. Non â€“probability, purposive sample of (60) adult patients with end stage renal failure. Questionnaire form was constructed for the purpose of the study. It consisted of two parts:
1. Demographic data form (age, gender, marital status, educational level, resident, and occupation.
2. Contributing factors for end stage renal failure.
Data were collected through the application of the questionnaire and interview technique. Validity of questionnaire was response through panel of (10) experts. Test- Retest reliability was determined through a computation of Pearson Correlations for contributing factors of end stage renal failure (r=0.86). Data were analyzed through descriptive statistical approach (frequency and percentage) and inferential approach (mean of score and Pearson correlation coefficient).
Results: The finding of the study shows that the of age group were more than 46 years old and they are married with no read and write in level of education and they are living in urban resident.
Conclusions: The findings of the study sample indicated that the most common contributing factors were (diabetic nephropathy, uncontrolled hypertension, drug toxicity, smoking, and renal diseases) and there is strong positive relationship between age with poly arthritis and strong positive relationship between smokings with resident, and there is strong negative relationship between occupations with kidney surgery
The study recommended that to providing centers for end stage renal failure under treatment for giving various services to help patients with good life in home and community.
Keyword: contributing factors of end stage renal failure.