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Study of Hemodialysis Patients` Compliance for the Performed Treatment. Do the Patients Adhere to Physician`s Guidelines?

Alexandar Stoyanov, Krasimira Nenova, Kiril Nenov


The patients with chronic renal failure (CRF) on chronic haemodialysis (CHD) should strictly adhere to the prescribed therapeutic regimens and physician`s guidelines. Otherwise the results from this long-lasting treatment are often unfavourable. The aim of the present study was to reveal the opinion of CRF patients on CHD about their attitude towards their continuous treatment. Forty patients, 21 males and 19 females, at the mean age of 50,48±14,90 years and a mean duration of CHD of 5,82±4,11 years were examined. They filled-in anonymous questionnaire containing 26 items devoted to their observation of the necessary therapeutic and dietary regimens. The longer CHD duration influenced negatively on patient`s compliance. However, such patients tended to observe more strictly the time for haemodialysis prescribed by the physician. Patient`s compliance depended on the educational level, too. Therefore, an extraordinarily important physician`s task was the provision to the patients of adequate information about their disease and its treatment.


compliance; chronic renal failure; chronic haemodialysis; therapeutic regimens; inquiry

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