Preventive Behavior of Recurrent Kidney Stones and Its Relationship with its Knowledge and Receiving it
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Abstract:
Introducatn: Kidney stone is the most common chronic kidney condition after hypertension. kidney stone recurrence is common worldwide and it is estimated that almost 50% of stone formers will have a recurrence within 10 years. Patient's knowledge on kidney stones and its recurrence prevention is an important factor in preventive behaviors of kidney stone recurrence. This study aimed to determinine the preventive behaviors of kidney stone recurrence on it and its relation to knowledge on it and also knowledge on it receiving resources.
Methods
This descriptive- analytical study was performed as cross-sectional. The sample size consisted of 210 persons who had referred to 3 care centers in Yazd. Data Collection instrument was a questionnaire that had two parts: the first part was demographic information and the second part was scales for preventive behavior of kidney stones recurrence, knowledge aassessment and cues to action which were completed with interview. Data were analyzed with T-test, ANOVA, χ2 and correlation coefficient test thnough spss 16.
Results
Mean score of recurrence preventive behaviors was 38.75 ± 7.85 from 70; the Mean score on knowledge was 9.49±7.85 from 25 and Mean score of cues to action was 2.67±1.78 from 8. The lowest reported recurrence preventive behavior was consulting with a registered dietitian or specialist about consumption of fruits and vegetables. The lowest reported knowledge was about dairy consumption in individuals with a history of kidney stone (21.4%), and the highest reported cues to action was other kidney stone patients (54.3%). Pearson correlation showed a positive correlation between preventive behaviors, knowledge and cues to action (P<0.05).
Conclusion
Regarding the low rate of knowledge and performance of the subjects as well as the high age of patients suffering from kidney stones and lack of enough education in this group, health staff can be the most important source of knowledge for these people about preventive behaviors of kidney stones recurrence.
Language:
Persian
Published:
Tolooe Behdasht, Volume:13 Issue:2, 2014
Pages:
85 - 95
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