A Comparison of Face to Face and Video-Based Self Care Education on Quality of Life of Hemodialysis Patients

Document Type: Original article

Authors

1 Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Maternal and Childhood Obesity Research Center, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran;

2 Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran

Abstract

Background: End stage renal disease negatively affects the patients’ quality of life. There are different educational methods to help these patients. This study was performed to compare the effectiveness of self-care education in two methods, face to face and video educational, on the quality of life in patients under treatment by hemodialysis in education-medical centers in Urmia.Methods: In this quasi-experimental study, 120 hemodialysis patients were selected randomly; they were then randomly allocated to three groups: the control, face to face education and video education. For face to face group, education was given individually in two sessions of 35 to 45 minutes. For video educational group, CD was shown. Kidney Disease Quality Of Life- Short Form (KDQOL-SF) questionnaire was filled out before and two months after the intervention. Data analysis was performed in SPSS software by using one-way ANOVA.Results: ANOVA test showed a statistically significant difference in the quality of life scores among the three groups after the intervention (P=0.024). After the intervention, Tukey’s post-hoc test showed a statistically significant difference between the two groups of video and face to face education regarding the quality of life (P>0.05).Conclusion: Implementation of the face to face and video education methods improves the quality of life in hemodialysis patients. So, it is suggested that video educational should be used along with face to face education.

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