Introduction: Self-care program makes it easy to cope with chronic conditions such as advanced renal diseases. So this study has done in order to evaluate effect of self care on patients undergoing hemodialysis .
Methods: This research is a Quasi experimental study conducted in the Sanandaj Hospitals affiliated to Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences in 2016. 60 patients were selected based on inclusion criteria and non-random purposive sampling in two intervention and control groups (each group 30 people). The 3-part questionnaire was used to collect data. The first part included demographic data , second part consisted ofÂ questions about training needs, and the third section consists ofÂ questions to assess the self-care of the studied samples. Data analyzed using SPSS version 16, descriptive and inferential statistics.
Results: Results showed that Patient's age ranges were between 25 to 70 years. Mean duration of hemodialysis in the intervention and control groups was 6.14 and 6.59 years respectively. in terms of training needs before the experiment, both groups are the same (P= 63.2). the results show that self-care score before intervention (P=0.618) is the same in both groups. After the intervention, there is the difference in self-care between the two groups, but this difference was not statistically significant (P=0.312).
Conclusion: Assessment of Self-care needs in patients undergoing hemodialysis needs education programs. These patients dependence brings about some compatibility issues which could be addressed rightfully leading to improvement of their self-care activities.Â