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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 59-62

Impact of chronic kidney disease on functionality level among patients

1 Professor and Nursing Tutor, College of Nursing, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Deoghar, Jharkhand, India
2 Professor and Nursing Tutor, M.M. College of Nursing, Mullana, Haryana, India

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Kusum K Rohilla
College of Nursing, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Deoghar, Jharkhand
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jssrp.jssrp_10_22

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Background: In recent years, there has been a greater focus on the rise of noncommunicable diseases, i.e., chronic kidney diseases (CKD) and their impact in low- and middle-income nations. Due to raised number of noncommunicable cases, functionality level of patients are affected so much. The present study aimed as exploring chronic kidney disease impact on level of functionality of patients. Materials and Methods: The current study used a purposive sampling strategy to survey 399 CKD patients who were visiting the dialysis unit of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Rishikesh, India. Results: The mean age of study patients was 50.4 years. Majority of patients were female (58%), married (80%), and belongs to urban community (84%). Majority of patients belonged to lower middle class (49%) socioeconomic status and were overweight (64%). Patient's functionality on Chronic Illness Scale showed that 55% patient's had a low impact of chronic illness on their life. Overall chronic kidney patients showed a medium (59%) functionality level on the Chronic Illness Scale. Conclusion: Chronic diseases have a negative impact on a patient's quality of life. As the patient advanced through the stages of CKD, his quality of life decreased. During the course of the disease, physical domains are severely impacted, which has an impact on mental quality of life as well.

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