Objective: This descriptive study was conducted in order to determine body image perception
and life satisfaction of individuals undergoing hemodialysis treatment.
Material and methods: The population of the study consisted of individuals who were
treated in hemodialysis units in the city center of Kırşehir. Patients. The study was conducted with
135 patients. Questionnaire, multidimensional body-self relations questionnaire, and satisfaction
with life scale were used as data collection tool.
Results: According to study results, total mean scores of MBSRQ were signifi cantly low in
individuals who were older than 65, illiterate, had an extended family, were unemployed, had low
income, suff ered from disease and underwent hemodialysis treatment for 10 years and longer,
had arteriovenous fi stula in vascular insertion site, had body mass index within the class of
morbid obese, and had no planned transplantation. SWLS mean scores of individuals, who were
in the age group of 25-34 years, high school graduate, employed, described their income status
as very high, had CRF for 6-12 months, underwent hemodialysis for 6-12 months, were waiting
for renal transplantation, were signifi cantly high. As a result of the correlation analysis made
between body image and life satisfaction, it was determined that there was a positive, quite
signifi cant correlation
Conclusion: As a result, it was determined that hemodialysis patients were aff ected by body
image and life satisfaction negatively due to many factors and the total score of body image scale
was very low.