Haemodialysis: An Option for the Treatment of Renal Failure in F.C.T., Nigeria
IOSR Journal of Nursing and Health Science
Haemodialysis has been shown to offer a high quality of life to patients in the F.C.T. It is an option that is well chosen and acceptable to most patients because of easy access. This research reports the findings of a survey in the F.C.T covering the haemodialysis centres used for the treatment of renal failure. This study evaluates the effectiveness and adequacy of haemodialysis as an option for the treatment of renal failure. Methods: A ten multi-answered questions were asked of several
... ked of several groups of dialysis professionals and patients covering a population of 350 consisting Nephrologists, Nephrology Nurses and Patients. Simple tables, percentages and pie charts were used in analysing the data. Results: The results shows preferences of the options of haemodialysis which ranked better than other option with 100% from all the respondents while kidney transplant and peritoneal dialysis carries 51.14% and 42.86% respectively. The reasons adduced to the preference of the option include accessibility, cost effectiveness and reliability. Factors affecting the use of the option are enablers, barriers and contraindicators. Conclusions: Early detection of renal problem, frequent haemodialysis and education are remedial palliatives in reducing renal problem while good and adequate haemodialysis by patients help prolong their lifespan.