RELATIONSHIP OF BODY MASS INDEX AND BLOOD PRESSURE WITH QUALITY OF LIFE OF HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS IN MEDAN RASYIDA KIDNEY HOSPITAL
Background: Hemodialysis therapy performed in kidney failure patients can change the physical and psychological conditions of these patients. This is one of the factors that affect the quality of life in hemodialysis patients. Even though they has been doing hemodialysis therapy for the rest of their life, it is highly expected to have a good quality of life so that it can still be productive. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between body mass index and blood pressure with the quality of life of hemodialysis patients in Medan Rasyida Kidney Hospital in 2019.
Materials and Methods :This study used a retrospective cohort method for the past 6 months (September 2018 to February 2019). The population was all outpatients who performed hemodialysis therapy in the hospital and sampling of 120 patients. The sample of this study was taken using purposive sampling technique. Quality of life data was obtained using the KDQOLTM-36 questionnaire.
Results: The results of the Chi-Square Test showed that the body mass index variable (p value = 0.037, Relative Risk = 2, 95% CI 1.085-3.688) and blood pressure (p value = 0.004, Relative Risk = 3.106, 95% CI 1.387-6.955) associated with quality of life of hemodialysis patients.
Conclusion: Based on the results of the study it can be concluded that there is a significant relationship between body mass index and blood pressure with the quality of life of hemodialysis patients.
Keywords: Hemodialysis, quality, BMI, pressure, blood