Assessment of Quality of Life and Fatigue among Haemodialysis Patients
American Journal of Nursing Science
Volume 4, Issue 2-1, March 2015, Pages: 66-73
Received: Dec. 29, 2014; Accepted: Dec. 31, 2014; Published: Jan. 27, 2015
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Tsiamis Georgios, Department of Nursing, University of Peloponnese, Sparta, Greece
Alikari Victoria, Department of Nursing, University of Peloponnese, Sparta, Greece
Fradelos Evangelos, State Mental Hospital of Attica “Daphne”, Athens, Greece
Papapetrou Savvas, Dr of Social Psychology, Educator of Nursing Department, University of Peloponnese, Sparta, Greece
Zyga Sofia, Department of Nursing, University of Peloponnese, Sparta, Greece
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Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of haemodialysis patients and is associated with poor quality of life. Purpose: To investigate the levels of fatigue and its correlation with quality of life of haemodialysis patients. Results: Of the 134 haemodialysis patients, the majority of patients (52,9%) seemed to have low rates of fatigue (10 Keywords
Fatigue, Quality of Life, Chronic Kidney Disease, Haemodialysis, End Stage Renal Disease
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Tsiamis Georgios, Alikari Victoria, Fradelos Evangelos, Papapetrou Savvas, Zyga Sofia, Assessment of Quality of Life and Fatigue among Haemodialysis Patients, American Journal of Nursing Science. Special Issue: Mental Health Care: Aspects, Challenges and Perspectives. Vol. 4, No. 2-1, 2015, pp. 66-73. doi: 10.11648/j.ajns.s.2015040201.22
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