What is it about?

This study delves into the experiences of individuals undergoing hemodialysis treatment and their challenges in adhering to fluid restrictions and dietary guidelines. Through interviews with 15 patients, various themes emerged, highlighting issues such as understanding of dietary restrictions, personal motivation, social support, and disease management. The findings underscore the importance of addressing patient concerns and providing adequate education and support to improve compliance with treatment regimens.

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Why is it important?

As noncompliance with fluid and diet restrictions remains a significant challenge among hemodialysis patients, this study offers valuable insights into the underlying factors contributing to this issue. By employing a qualitative phenomenological approach, the research provides a nuanced understanding of patients' lived experiences, shedding light on potential areas for intervention and improvement in clinical practice. This timely exploration of patient perspectives can inform the development of tailored interventions aimed at enhancing adherence and ultimately improving outcomes for hemodialysis patients.


As a healthcare professional, I recognize the critical importance of understanding the challenges faced by hemodialysis patients in adhering to treatment recommendations. This study's focus on patients' lived experiences offers a valuable perspective that can inform more patient-centered care approaches. By addressing the barriers identified in this research, healthcare providers can better support patients in managing their condition effectively and ultimately improve their quality of life.

Mr Ferry Efendi
Universitas Airlangga

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This page is a summary of: A phenomenological study to explore patient experience of fluid and dietary restrictions imposed by hemodialysis, Journal of Vascular Nursing, June 2022, Elsevier,
DOI: 10.1016/j.jvn.2022.05.003.
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