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The Effects of Training and Follow-up via Text Messaging on Weight Control in Hemodialysis Patients

Dehghankar, Leila (2015) The Effects of Training and Follow-up via Text Messaging on Weight Control in Hemodialysis Patients. Journal of Applied Environmental and Biological Sciences.

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Abstract

Significant changes in weight between dialysis sessions in most patients with chronic renal failure indicate noncompliance with salt and fluid restrictions. Treatment of dialysis patients will not be effective without their participation via some self-care activities. This study aimed to investigate the effects of training and follow-up via text messaging on weight control in hemodialysis patients. In this clinical trial, 70 hemodialysis patients were randomly assigned into two groups: face to face training (35) and training with SMS follow-up (n = 35). Both groups received face to face training on self-care behaviors. The SMS follow-up group members were sent text messages. A check list was used to measure the patients' weight before and 2 and 6 weeks after training in both groups. Data were analyzed using SPSS20 via paired and independent t-tests. There was a significant difference between the training group (P < 0.001) and SMS follow-up group (P < 0.001) in terms of mean weight changes before the training and two weeks after training. There was no significant difference between weight change before the training and after 6 weeks of training (P = 0.972) in the training group. However, in the SMS follow-up (P < 0.001) this difference was statistically significant. Training along with follow-up via SMS is effective in weight management in patients undergoing hemodialysis. Given the cost effectiveness of this method, it is recommended for following up dialysis patients. KEYWORDS: Weight Control, Text Messaging, Hemodialysis

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: University Portal > schools > snm
Depositing User: pr Nursing and Midwifery School
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2017 09:35
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2017 09:35
URI: http://eprints.qums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5875

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