Nurses’ experience in improving adherence to fluid intake and diet in hemodialysis patients

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Abstract

The objective of study is to explore nurses’ experiences in their role as educators in improving adherence to fluid and dietary restrictions in hemodialysis patients. This study used a qualitative phenomenological method with a purposive sampling method. Eight nurses were selected for in-depth interviews. Data analysis was conducted using the Colaizzi method. The study found five themes. (1) Intensive interaction with patients to optimize the role of nurses. (2) Various methods are used in delivering education. (3) Various obstacles are experienced in delivering education. (4) Nurses are required to improve their abilities and (5) Benefits for nurses. It is important for nurses to improve their role continuously. Hospitals and health facilities need to encourage nurses in their efforts to develop themselves and their clinical roles, so the quality of nursing care can be improved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S20-S23
JournalEnfermeria Clinica
Volume31
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021

Keywords

  • Adherence
  • Diet
  • Educator role
  • Fluid
  • Hemodialysis
  • Nurse experience

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