Effect of occupational therapy in patients receiving hemodialysis: A randomized controlled study
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Objective: Hemodialysis (HD) treatment may have negative effects on the occupational performance and quality of life of individuals. This study was planned to investigate the effect of client-centered occupational therapy (OT) intervention on occupational performance and quality of life in individuals receiving HD. Materials and Methods: In total, 42 randomly assigned individuals were divided into control (awareness training) and intervention (awareness training and client-centered OT) groups. The Canadian Occupational Performance Measure was utilized to evaluate the occupational performance, and Kidney Disease Quality of Life Short Form was used to assess the quality of life. Results: Improvement in both occupational performance and quality of life was determined in the intervention group after 8 weeks. In the control group, only the improvement was determined in the general health parameter of quality of life (p<0.05). Conclusion: OT interventions can contribute to improving occupational performance and quality of life of individuals receiving HD treatment, and these interventions can play an important role in the treatment process of these individuals.
SourceTurkish Journal of Nephrology
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