Impact of nursing interventions and patients education on quality of life regarding renal stones treated by percutaneous nephrolithotomy

Rasha Ali Ahmed Abdelmowla, Attyiat Hassan Hussein, Ahmed Abdelhamaid Shahat, Hanan Ali Ahmed Abdelmowla, Medhat Ahmed Abdalla


Background and objective: Renal stones are a common and recurrent condition that requires medical or surgical treatment; all have significant impact on quality of life. The objective of this study was to detect factors affecting quality of life, improve quality of life for patients with renal stones treated by percutaneous nephrolithotomy.

Methods: Research design: Prospective randomized controlled trail. Patients and methods: Random sample of 160 patients with renal stones planned for treatment by percutaneous nephrolithotomy at Assiut Urology and Nephrology Hospital were randomized into study and control groups. Study group (80 patients who received nursing interventions and patients education) and control group (80 patients who received routine hospital care). Their age ranged from18-65 years from both sexes. Tools: I Patient assessment sheet, II Rand short form 36 items questionnaire and III Teaching booklet.

Results: Study group was showed a good improvement on quality of life after providing nursing interventions and patients education.

Conclusions and recommendation: Nursing interventions and patients education for study group had a favorable effect on improving quality of life. Patients with percutaneous nephrolithotomy should receive careful care and education to improve their quality of life.

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Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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