Assessment Of Hemodialysis Patient's Compliance To The Treatment And Follow Up In Baghdad Teaching Hospitals


  • Batool A. Jaddoue Al-Ani University of Baghdad
  • Fatma Makee Mahmood University of Baghdad



Assessment, Hemodialysis patient, Compliance, Treatment


Objectives: The Study aims to identify the hemodialysis patients' compliance about the treatment and follow up
in Baghdad Teaching Hospitals.

Methodology: A descriptive study was conducted in five teaching hospitals in Baghdad City in 15/5/2012 to 15/8/ 2013 to achieve the objectives of the study, A non probability (purposive) sample of 200 cases which consists of patient with ESRD who are admitted to the dialysis centers at AL-Kadhmia, AL-Yarmok, AL-Kindey, AL-Karama, and Baghdad Teaching hospitals were selected, with their ages between 18 to less than 70 years old. And under hemodialysis treatment not less than 6 mouths. A questioner's format was used for data collection. The validity of questioner was estimated through a penal of experts related to the field of study, and its reliability was estimated through test/retest method which was estimated as average (r=0.89). Data was gathered by interview technique using the questionnaires format and data was analyzed by application of descriptive and inferential statistical By using SPSS version.

Results: The results of the study indicated that (54.0%) of sample were males and most of them were range between (30-39) years old, (54%0) of them were single , while (28%) of them were married. Also the study indicated that (39%) of sample were housewife, (54 %) of them were under secondary school graduation, and (48%) of them the monthly income is not sufficient. Moreover the study indicated that (58%) of them had medical history less than five years in hemodialysis, and half of them done hemodialysis for three times per week, (75.5%) of them for four hours in each session.

Conclusions: The results of the study indicated that most of them compliance to the treatment and not compliance to the follow up.

Recommendation: The study recommends conducting and improving national programs of hemodialysis in Iraq, and the necessity of conducting other researchers in the field of Hemodialysis patients.


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How to Cite

Al-Ani, B. A. J., & Mahmood, F. M. (2014). Assessment Of Hemodialysis Patient’s Compliance To The Treatment And Follow Up In Baghdad Teaching Hospitals. Kufa Journal for Nursing Sciences, 4(2), 128–137.

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