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J Nephropharmacol. 2018;7(2): 110-113.
doi: 10.15171/npj.2018.23
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Factors influencing the improvement of self-management behavior in hemodialysis patients 

Mohamad Jebraeily 1 * , Khadijeh Makhdoomi 2

1 Department of Health Information Technology, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran
2 Nephrology and Renal Transplant Research Center, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran
*Corresponding author: Mohamad. Jebraeily, Ph.D; Email: jabraeili.m@umsu.ac.ir


Introduction: Hemodialysis (HD) patients encounter several challenges. They require strong attention to behavioral and lifestyle changes.

Objectives: The purpose of this study was identifying factors that influence the improvement of self-management behavior in a group of HD patients.

Patients and Methods: This is a cross-sectional survey conducted with participation of 420 patients in HD centers in Urmia University of Medical Sciences in 2017. For data collection, a self-designed questionnaire was designed.

Results: The most important factors which are effective to improve self-management behavior were related to psychosocial support (4.66), patient education and empowerment programs (4.58), religious beliefs (4.50), active participation of family members (4.43), expanding role providers for self-management patient (4.36), and patient literacy and readiness (4.30) respectively.

Conclusion: For the promotion of self-management behavior, healthcare providers should increase the abilities of patients for disease management. Therefore, it seems that selfmanagement training for HD patients is a crucial element of the care process.

Keywords: Self-management, Hemodialysis, Patient education, Healthcare, Social support

Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education:

It is important that healthcare providers know the factors that influence the self-management of patients. The results of our study indicated that psychosocial support, patient education or empowerment programs, proper communication between providers and patients have a significant impact on the success of self-management behavior.

Please cite this paper as: Jebraeily M, Makhdoomi K. Factors influencing the improvement of self-management behavior in hemodialysis patients. J Nephropharmacol. 2018;7(2):110-113.  

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