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[This article belongs to Volume - 26, Issue - 02]

Burdens and its related factors among patients undergoing Hemodialysis.

Patients undergoing hemodialysis who have end-stage kidney disease suffer from burden that negatively impact their life. The objective of study was to determine occurrence, dynamic nature of burden among patients receiving hemodialysis. A low post-dialysis body weight, low disease perception, a lack of social support, and high levels of stress have all been identified as burden factors for hemodialysis patients. Hemodialysis patients' emotional and psychosocial needs should be taken into account when performing evaluations and giving patients care. A descriptive cross-sectional study was 200 patients who underwent hemodialysis, as confirmed by the AL-Najaf Health Directorate's monthly statistics. The research was conducted between November 1st, 2022, and March 1st, 2023.The questionnaire's validity was ensured through expert consultation, and reliability was established concluded by pilot study. Data was collected by structured interviews using the questionnaire and subjected to thorough analysis employing both descriptive and inferential statistical methods. Overall, a comprehensive analysis of burden among dialysis patients shows that 53% of patients experience a high level of burden, suggesting a significant impact on their quality of life. These findings emphasize the significance of research and clinical practice in care of patient with kidney disease. The results showed that the level of discontent varied depending on factors like age (p-0.05), marital status (p-0.05), employment (p-0.05), and economic standing (p-0.05). It is a notable that the decline in patient satisfaction associated with various factors, including the age, marital status, occupation, and monthly income. These findings emphasize the critical need to tailor healthcare services, enhance accessibility, and elevate the overall quality of care to enhance the patient quality of life significantly and decrease burdens.