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:: Volume 21, Issue 2 (7-2019) ::
J Gorgan Univ Med Sci 2019, 21(2): 106-112 Back to browse issues page
Effect of chronic itching on quality of life in hemodialysis patients
Zeinab Shaki1 , Mohammad Reza Heidari * 2, Mohsen Naseri3 , Anoshirvan Kazemnejad4 , Mohammad Kamalinejad5 , Hamid Reza Rostamani6 , Fatemeh Alijaniha7
1- M.Sc in Critical Care Nursing, Facutly of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran
2- Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Surgical, Facutly of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran , mheidari@shahed.ac.ir
3- Associate Professor, Traditional Medicine Clinical Trial Research Center, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran
4- Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
5- Researcher, Department of Pharmacognosy, School of Pharmacy, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
6- Ph.D Candidate in Iranian Traditional Medicine, Department of Persian Traditional Medicine, School of Complementary and Traditional Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
7- Assistant Professor, Traditional Medicine Clinical Trial Research Center, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (4708 Views)
Background and Objective: Chronic itching reduces the quality of life of patients undergoing hemodialysis. This study was done to determine the effect of chronic itching on the quality of life of patients under hemodialysis in north of Iran.

Methods: In this descriptive-analytical study, 111 patients with mean age of 58.36±12.7 years were randomly selected from hemodialysis centers of Golestan province from May to December 2017. Demographic data, quality of life (Itchy QOL questionnaire), Xerosis, pruritus intensity (Balaskas 1998), and laboratory tests including calcium, phosphorus, alkaline phosphatase, parathyroid hormone, blood urea nitrogen, creatinine, hemoglobin and hematocrit were evaluated.

Results: The mean score of itching severity and overall quality of life was 29.27±7.46 and 41.4±10.44, respectively. There was a significant correlation between the severity of itching and the overall score of patients' quality of life (P<0.05). Correlation between severity of pruritus with symptom dimension, functional dimension and emotional dimension was significant (P<0.05). There was a significant correlation between severity of itching and Xerosis and serum calcium level (P<0.05). There was a significant correlation between Xerosis and calcium level with increased itching (P<0.05).


Conclusion: Itching reduced the quality of life in hemodialysis patients in north of Iran.
Keywords: Hemodialysis, Itching, Xerosis, Quality of Life, Iran
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Shaki Z, Heidari M R, Naseri M, Kazemnejad A, Kamalinejad M, Rostamani H R et al . Effect of chronic itching on quality of life in hemodialysis patients. J Gorgan Univ Med Sci 2019; 21 (2) :106-112
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