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Satisfaction with health care of hemodialysis patients.
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PMID:  3423308     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to assess the satisfaction with care of hemodialysis patients, and to explore the relationships between satisfaction with care, quality of life, and background variables. The sample (n = 416) was randomly selected from the adult, in-unit hemodialysis patient population of a north central state. Overall, patients were satisfied with their care (M = 5.04, range = 1 to 6). An ANOVA demonstrated that patients were most satisfied with physician related aspects of care, followed by nursing/dialysis treatment aspects, and least satisfied with financial/transportation aspects (F(2,830) =28.44. p less than .0001). Overall satisfaction with care was most highly correlated with satisfaction with medical (r = .74) and nursing care (r = .74). Satisfaction with care was moderately correlated with quality of life (r = .42) and satisfaction with health and functioning (r = .42). Somewhat weaker relationships were found between satisfaction with care and socioeconomic aspects of life (r = .31), psychological/spiritual aspects (r = .32), and family (r = .27). Patients who had been on dialysis for a shorter length of time or who had less education were more satisfied with care.
C E Ferrans; M J Powers; C R Kasch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research in nursing & health     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0160-6891     ISO Abbreviation:  Res Nurs Health     Publication Date:  1987 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-02-12     Completed Date:  1988-02-12     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806136     Medline TA:  Res Nurs Health     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  367-74     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, College of Nursing, University of Illinois, Chicago 60680.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Consumer Satisfaction*
Middle Aged
Nursing Care / standards
Physician-Patient Relations
Quality of Health Care*
Quality of Life
Renal Dialysis / nursing,  psychology*,  standards
Socioeconomic Factors
Grant Support
2 S07 RR5776-04/RR/NCRR NIH HHS; IF31 NU-05836-01/NU/BHP HRSA HHS

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