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Hemodialysis patients face many problems related to disease and treatment, fatigue is stated as the most common of these problems. Therefore, The aim of this study is to examine the effect of hand massage and foot massage on fatigue in hemodialysis patients.
In parallel with the recent technological advances in medicine, increasing the possibilities of diagnosis and treatment of diseases has increased the average life expectancy and the incidence of chronic diseases. Chronic renal failure (CRF), which is one of the increasing chronic diseases, has become an important public health problem due to its negative impact on quality of life both in the world and in our country, high morbidity, mortality and treatment costs. According to the Joint Report of the Turkish Ministry of Health and Turkish Nephrology Association; by the end of 2016, Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) applied total 74,475 patients (including pediatric patients), RRT is applied and while the most common form of treatment has been found to be hemodialysis treatment with 76.12%. Unless a successful renal transplantation is performed, hemodialysis treatment required to be performed until the end of life and provides a longer life, but it also causes biological, psychological, social and economical problems arising from treatment. Fatigue, which often related to problems with its biological dimension, reduces the quality of life by adversely negatively affecting individual's daily life activities.
hand massage, foot massage
Batman Regional State Hospital
Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-10-30T14:03:43-0400
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