eISSN: 2345-2781  
J Renal Inj Prev. 2017;6(1):49-55.
doi: 10.15171/jrip.2017.09
PMID: 28487872
PMCID: PMC5414519
Scopus id: 85040660458

Original Article

Incidence and severity of nausea and vomiting in a group of maintenance hemodialysis patients

Mohammad Reza Asgari 1, Fatemeh Asghari 1,2, Ali Asghar Ghods 1 * , Raheb Ghorbani 3, Nahid Hoshmand Motlagh 4, Fatemeh Rahaei 2

1 Nursing Care Research Center, Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Allied Health, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran.
2 Student Research Committee, Faculty of Nursing, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran
3 Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran
4 Department of Allied Health, Faculty of Nursing and Allied Health, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran
*Corresponding author: Ali Asghar Ghods, Email: aaghods@yahoo.com

Abstract

Introduction: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a rising problem across the world, including Iran. Most of the patients will require hemodialysis for survival. Despite the great progress has been made in the hemodialysis equipment, but it is still associated with complications. Nausea and vomiting are common complication of during hemodialysis, which leads to unpleasant feeling in patients.

Objectives: This study aimed to determine incidence and severity of nausea and vomiting in a group of maintenance hemodialysis patients.

Patients and Methods: This is a descriptive and analytical study on 60 hemodialysis patients of dialysis wards in Semnan University of Medical Sciences. Verbal Numeric Rating Scale (VNRS) and Korttila vomiting severity scale were used to measure the severity of nausea and vomiting during hemodialysis respectively.

Results: In this study, the incidence of nausea and vomiting during hemodialysis were 28.3% and 11.7%, respectively. Meanwhile, the mean severity of nausea was 1.15 and the mean rank of vomiting was 2.08.

Conclusion: The results of the study showed a relatively high incidence of nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing hemodialysis, hence nurses must consider these problems by suitable measures to prevent the occurrence of the these unpleasant feelings in the patients during hemodialysis.

Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education:

Despite the great progress has been made in the hemodialysis equipment, but it is still associated with complications. Nausea and vomiting are common complication of during hemodialysis, which leads to unpleasant feeling in patients. Given the importance of nausea and vomiting developed during hemodialysis and the need to know their incidence in order to evaluate the quality of hemodialysis and plan healthcare policies in this area, the present study was conducted to determine the incidence and severity of nausea and vomiting during hemodialysis in a group patients to provide a more accurate image of hemodialysis quality. The results of the study showed a relatively high incidence of nausea and vomiting in our patients undergoing hemodialysis.

Please cite this paper as: Asgari MR, Asghari F, Ghods AA, Ghorbani R, Hoshmand Motlagh N, Rahaei F. Incidence and severity of nausea and vomiting in a group of maintenance hemodialysis patients. J Renal Inj Prev. 2017;6(1):49-55. DOI: 10.15171/jrip.2017.09.

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