Developing a scale for the perception of health and complaints/symptoms in hemodialysis patients: turkish version


İNKAYA B. , PAKYÜZ S. Ç.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND ANALYTICAL MEDICINE, vol.8, no.6, pp.453-457, 2017 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.4328/jcam.5118
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND ANALYTICAL MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.453-457

Abstract

Aim: This study was planned to determine the symptoms of hemodialysis patients and to develop a validated and reliable scale to evaluate health perceptions. Material and Method: The study data were obtained using a through patient introduction form developed by the investigator: The Scale for Perception of Health in Hemodialysis Patients (SPHHP) and the Scale for Complaints-Symptoms in Hemodialysis Patients (SCSHP). The study sample included 205 chronic hemodialysis patients. The data were collected by face-to-face interviews with the patients, which were conducted by the investigator. Results: SPHHP is a five-point Likert-type scale and consists of 10 items. The scale's Cronbach's alpha reliability coefficient was 0.79. SCSHP is a five-point Likert-type scale and consists of 22 items. The scale's Cronbach's alpha reliability coefficient was 0.83. Discussion: Based on these results, SPHHP and SCSHP are valid and have a high level of reliability. We recommended using SPHHP and SCSHP scales, which were developed with a holistic approach because there was an absence in the literature in hemodialysis centers in order to minimize patient risks and to plan and implement required nursing care based on the results.