The relation between the quality of life and restless legs syndrome in patientsundergoinghemodialysisis dialysis centers in ChaharMahal and Bakhtiari, 2011
Journal of Critical Care Nursing : May 24, 2006, 5 (3); e7062
April 30, 2012
Article Type: Research Article
August 24, 2016
April 23, 2012
M , Alidosti
M. The relation between the quality of life and restless legs syndrome in patientsundergoinghemodialysisis dialysis centers in ChaharMahal and Bakhtiari, 2011,
Crit Care Nurs J.
Aims: The chronic renal failure and the subsequent hemodialysis and its
consequent problems such as restless legs syndrome affect the individual’s
quality of life through the changes they cause in his life style and health status.
The present study was conducted to investigate the association between the
quality of life and restless legs syndrome in hemodialysis patients.
Materials and Methods: In this descriptive –analytical study, 171patients who
were undergoing to hemodialysis at hospitals of ChaharMahal and
Bakhtiariprovenanceselected via census sampling. The subjectsdivided into two
groups; one suffering from the restless legs syndrome and the other without
syndrome. Data was collected using WHO-QOL BREF quality of life
questionnaire andrestless legs syndromequestionnaire, then it was analyzed by
the software SPSS 15 and independent statistical t-test.
Findings: The findings revealed that 98(57.3%) out of 171
hemodialysispatients, who were studied, suffered from restless legs syndrome
and 73(%42.7) subjects were without syndrome. The average age in the group
suffering the syndrome was 59.27± 16.86 and in the group without syndrome
was 55.20±17.95.However thedifferencebetween the average age in both
groups was not statistically significant (p= 0.131).The average quality of life in
the group suffering the syndrome was 32.82±8.53and in the group without the
syndrome was 39± 14.57. This difference was statistically significant (p<0.05).
Conclusion: regarding the result of the study, the average quality of life in
hemodialysispatients is low. Patients suffering from restless legs syndrome also
have lower quality of life. Therefore it is recommended that the quality of life
of these patients be improved through taking appropriate measures and
presenting requisite interferences.
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