Effect of depression on level of compliance with haemodialysis among chronic kidney disease patients at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Kenya
Keywords:Counselling, Depression, Haemodialysis, Chronic kidney disease
This study aimed to examine psychological factors influence on hemodialysis compliance by chronic kidney disease patients at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Eldoret. The goal of the study was to find out whether psychological factors which includes depression affected the patients’ levels of compliance to hemodialysis. The study was guided by the principles of Reality therapy. Cross-sectional research design was used for the study. Simple random sampling was used to select a sample for the study where Slovin's method was used to select a sample of 133 patients to take part in the study. Questionnaires were used to collect data from the patients. Content validity through consultation with experts in the field of psychology and construct validity through extensive literature review to validate the statistics collection instruments. Data collected was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Descriptive statistics were evaluated in form of frequencies, percentages and averages while inferential statistics Chi-square tests for significance was used. The significance level used was p<0.05. The study established that there was no association between level of depression (X2 (30) =30.498, P=0.440 and level of compliance to hemodialysis among chronic kidney disease patients at MTRH. The study concluded that there was no significant association between psychological factors and level of compliance to hemodialysis among chronic kidney disease patients at MTRH. The researcher recommended continuous monitoring of patients’ levels of depression so as to offer counselling and psychiatric help to the patients which will enhance their mental wellbeing.
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