Document Type : Original Article
Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan,Iran
Imam Jafar Sadegh Hospital, Aligudarz, Iran
Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran
Community Health Research Center, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran
Department of Public health, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran
School of Nursing & Midwifery, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran
cutting edge educational methods are necessary. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of telenursing follow-up on dietary adherence in patients on hemodialysis. In this quasi-experimental study, 44 hemodialysis patients were selected using census sampling from the patients admitted to Imam Jafar Sadeqh hospital in Aligudarz in 2013. All the participants received a three-day training about their self-care. Then participants were randomly divided into two groups of case and control group. Telephone intervention was conducted in experiment group for 12 weeks. Data collection instruments were questionnaires and physiological measurement instruments to which were used before and after the study. In the case group, there were significant differences between the mean dietary adherence before and after the intervention in all dimensions included low-fat diet (t=15.96, df=21, means difference=4.55, p <0.05), protein containing diet (t = -4.16, df=21, mean difference= 3.86, p <0.05) and controlled water and electrolytes diet (t = -12.26, df =21, mean difference=13.32, p <0.05). These findings confirmed the positive effect of telenursing intervention on the improvement of adherence to diet in patients on hemodialysis.