PhilSPEN Online Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

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(Article 99 | POJ_0093)

Submitted Abstracts

PENSA 2017 Congress

Submitted: August 11, 2017

Abstract ID = 63 | Classification: (4) - Others

Title: Knowledge on and adherence to Prescribed Dietary Intake during hemodialysis treatment among patients from UPH-Dr. Jose G. Tamayo Medical Center

Author(s): Bitera, M., Factoriza, O., Maximo, M.

Institution where study was conducted: University of Perpetual Help System, Laguna, Philippines

Keywords: prescribed dietary intake, hemodialysis, knowledge, malnutrition

Background: Knowledge and adherence to prescribed dietary intake during hemodialysis treatment is very important to sustain life and promote longevity among these patients. Patients undergoing hemodialysis treatment are found to be at risk for malnutrition.

Objectives: To determine the level of knowledge and adherence to prescribed dietary intake during hemodialysis.

Methods: A descriptive-correlation study was utilized; Forty patients qualified and conceded as respondents. Profile of the respondents such as age, gender, educational attainment, duration of treatment and symptoms related to eating during treatment were also gathered.

Results: Results of the study showed that majority of the respondents had very high level of knowledge and high level of adherence to their prescribed dietary intake. There was no significant difference found on the level of knowledge and the level of adherence when respondents were grouped according to profile variables. However, in terms of gender, males were found to be less adherent to their dietary prescription. It was also found out that there was no relationship between the level of knowledge on their prescribed diet to the level of adherence to the prescribed dietary intake during hemodialysis treatment among the respondents.

Conclusion: A customized counseling and intervention adjusted based on gender, especially more addressed on males is recommended.