نوع مقاله : مقاله های پژوهشی
1 دانشیار، گروه کودکان، دانشکدهی پزشکی، مرکز تحقیقات ارتقای سلامت کودکان، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی اصفهان، اصفهان، ایران
2 دانشیار، گروه پزشکی اجتماعی، دانشکدهی پزشکی، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی اصفهان، اصفهان، ایران
3 دانشجوی پزشکی، دانشکدهی پزشکی و کمیتهی تحقیقات دانشجویی، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی اصفهان، اصفهان، ایران
عنوان مقاله [English]
Background: With maximum well-being and comfort being key factors for improved quality of life of individuals with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), the potential benefits of any health care provided must be weighed carefully against possible side effects or disadvantages. It must be understood that the types of medical treatment, availability of support networks and financial resources, environmental conditions, as well as personal attributes can each significantly affect quality of life of those people living with the consequences of a chronic disease.Methods: This is a cross sectional study conducted in Alzahra Hospital, Isfahan, Iran, in 2010. All ESRD patients under 18 years of age were studied. At first, the level of serum calcium was measured for all patients, and quality of life was measured by pedsQL questionnaire. Then, all patients were treated for calcium disorders. After the intervention, the level of serum calcium and quality of life was measured. Finally all data were analyzed by SPSS software.Findings: The mean + SD score of quality of life before and after treatment for calcium disorders was 34.8 ± 24 and 53.3 ± 23 respectively; no statistically difference was seen before and after the intervention (P = 0.48). Conclusion: Although HRQOL is a useful appliance for improvement of quality of life in ESRD patients, other variables such as economic status, family awareness and family health status are also very important for improvement of QOL in patients with ESRD.