Relationship with dietary adherence and renal dietary regimen among hemodialysis populace
Bhavana Shailendranath, Prashant G Kedlaya, Renuka Satish
‘Adherence level’ to a set regimen predicts the degree of ‘beliefs’ by an individual. Belief influences their achievement and maintenance of behavioral change in adhering to a prescribed treatment regimen. A collaborative framework between patient and health care provider establishes a realistic treatment approach. A retrospective study of one year was carried out to evaluate the level of adherence with renal dietary and fluid regimen among hemodialysis patients. There was adequate level of adherence for major and minor nutritients intake, but there was non-adherence for sodium and fluid intake among the study samples. It was found that compliance level can be further enhanced with periodical and effective educational programs.