Lopez, Sheryll. A.; Eldemire-Shearer, Denise A.; La Grenade, Janet A.; Barton, Everard N.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
University of the West Indies School of Nursing
Perceived Social Support of Patients with End Stage Renal Disease on Haemodialysis: Preliminary Report [Abstract]
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
Objective: To identify the perceived social relationships with support patients with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) who are on haemodialysis. Design and Methods: The target population (n = 121) included all the patients with ESRD on haemodialysis in three public haemodialysis units in Jamaica. Twenty-four of the 86 questions of a pre-tested questionnaire designed to solicit the psychosocial coping mechanisms of these patients addressed the problem of social support. One hundred and four patients responded. Data were analyzed using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 7.5. Qualitative data were analyzed by sorting texts into related categories and describing the ideas of the subjects. (AU)....