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Factors Affecting Malnutrition in Hemodialysis Patients
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  • Journal title : Korean Journal of Adult Nursing
  • Volume 28, Issue 2,  2016, pp.226-236
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Adult Nursing
  • DOI : 10.7475/kjan.2016.28.2.226
 Title & Authors
Factors Affecting Malnutrition in Hemodialysis Patients
Park, Ok Lae; Jang, Young Jun; Jung, Jong Hwan; Kim, Sung Reul;
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Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the nutritional status and to identify factors affecting malnutrition in hemodialysis patients. Methods: Data were collected from a convenience sample of 125 hemodialysis patients who agreed to participate in the study, between August 1 and October 4, 2014. Five structured questionnaires were used: Patient-generated Subjective Global Assessment, Simplified Nutritional Appetite Questionnaire, Self-rating Depression Scale, Fatigue Scale, and Family Support Scale. Data were analyzed by descriptive statistics, t-test, Mann-Whitney U test, -test, and stepwise multiple regression analysis by using SPSS/WIN 22.0 program. Results: Of 125 patients, 30.4% were found to be malnourished. Malnutrition was related to age, family household income, depression, fatigue, social support, appetite, and levels of C-reactive protein and serum albumin. Stepwise multiple regression analysis showed that appetite, C-reactive protein level, fatigue, and albumin level were significant factors affecting malnutrition in hemodialysis patients. Conclusion: Regular and consistent nutritional assessment is essential in hemodialysis patients. Nurses who care for hemodialysis patients need to consider the factors identified from these findings when assessing their patients` nutritional status and needs.
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