Determination of body image perception and life satisfaction in patients undergoing hemodialysis

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Şahin S., Demir G.

Journal of Novel Physiotherapy and Rehabilitaion, vol.4, no.0, pp.16-21, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


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.