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Mobaraki S, Afkhamzadeh A. Investigation of Socioeconomic Status of Patients Referring to Hemodialysis Ward of Tohid Hospital in Sanandaj;2018. Zanko J Med Sci 2020; 21 (69) :1-10
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Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
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Background and Aim: Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a serious, prevalent, and globally growing disease, which affects most of the body organs. The aim of this study was to evaluate the socioeconomic level of the hemodialysis patients referred to Tohid Hospital (Sanandaj,Iran) during 2018.
Material and Method: This was a cross-sectional study performed on 180 patients referred to Tohid Hospital (Sanandaj, Iran) and all of the patients were included in the study. The data-collecting tools were a questionnaire, including two parts (demographic data and past medical history of the patients) and clinical interview. Frequency distribution table and Pearson’s test were applied to analysis the raw data in SPSS20 software.
Results: Most patients were men (58.3%) and were in the age group of 61-70 years (22.8%). Number of men were 1.4 times greater than women. The income level claimed to be insufficient or highly-insufficient in 66.6% of the patients (n=120). High blood pressure (72.2%) and diabetes (35.0%) had the most comorbidities in the patients. Most of the patients (67.8%) claimed to be in a low or very low social class. There was a significant direct correlation between duration of dialysis with duration of high blood pressure and diabetes (p < 0.01).
Conclusion: Socioeconomic levels of most of dialysis patients were low. Additionally, other chronic disease comorbidities (e.g. high blood pressure and diabetes) in the dialysis patients were highly prevalent. Accordingly, providing supportive actions for dialysis patients by the health policy-makers and authorities seems essential.

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Received: 2020/05/2 | Accepted: 2020/05/7 | ePublished: 2020/08/31

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