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American Journal of Nursing Research. 2019, 7(1), 87-92
DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-7-1-12
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Self-Care Behaviors for Arteriovenous Fistula among Hemodialysis Patients at Assiut University Hospital (Suggested Nursing Brochure)

Thanaa Mohammed Diab1, and Neama Mamdouh Mostafa1,

1Medical Surgical nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Aswan University, Egypt

Pub. Date: January 04, 2019

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Thanaa Mohammed Diab and Neama Mamdouh Mostafa. Self-Care Behaviors for Arteriovenous Fistula among Hemodialysis Patients at Assiut University Hospital (Suggested Nursing Brochure). American Journal of Nursing Research. 2019; 7(1):87-92. doi: 10.12691/ajnr-7-1-12


Patients with end stage renal diseases should be educated to enhance and maintain the arteriovenous fistula (AVF) in the better condition. Aim to assess self-care behaviors for arteriovenous fistula in hemodialysis patients at Assiut university hospital. Subjects and Method: A descriptive exploratory research design was utilized in this study. The study was conducted in hemodialysis unit at Assiut University Hospital. Sample: 100 adult patients with the following criteria age ranged from 18 -60 years, carry HD for more than 6 months with AVF, and able to communicate. Two tools utilized for data collection: Tool (1) patient's interview questionnaire sheet, Tool (2) Assessment of self-care behaviors scale for arteriovenous fistula in hemodialysis patients (ASBHD-AVF). Results: findings revealed that, (78%) of patients had inadequate self-care behaviors and (22%) of them had adequate self-care behaviors. Conclusions: There was highly significant difference between self-care behaviors of studied sample and number of arteriovenous fistula, duration of AVF. Recommendation: application of self-care-behaviors nursing brochure for patients with arteriovenous fistula in hemodialysis patients.

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