Journal of Renal Nutrition and Metabolism

ABSTRACT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 89--90

Stress factors overriding food choices in dialysis patients


J Rachana, K Rajesh, D Paras, G Virendra, A Mohd Shah, K Jatin, B Viswanath, B Shrirang 
 Consultants, Apex Kidney Care, Dialysis Networks, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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How to cite this article:
Rachana J, Rajesh K, Paras D, Virendra G, Shah A M, Jatin K, Viswanath B, Shrirang B. Stress factors overriding food choices in dialysis patients.J Renal Nutr Metab 2018;4:89-90


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Rachana J, Rajesh K, Paras D, Virendra G, Shah A M, Jatin K, Viswanath B, Shrirang B. Stress factors overriding food choices in dialysis patients. J Renal Nutr Metab [serial online] 2018 [cited 2019 Nov 22 ];4:89-90
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 Background



Good nutrition status is a vital predictor of morbidity and mortality in dialysis patients. However, as dialysis patients are challenged with several triggers of stress, hence compliance toward diet regimen is may be below optimal.

 Aim



The main aim of this study was to assess the contribution of various types of stress toward dietary noncompliance.

 Methods



A short questionnaire containing nine questions was created to assess the contribution of various types of stress such as physiological stress, financial stress, and emotional stress toward dietary noncompliance. This contribution was interviewed based on their percentage and was scored as follows – 0%–25% stress: 0 score; 25%–50% stress: 1 score; 50%–75% stress: 2 score: 75%–100% stress: 3 score. In all, 292 patients across five centers of Apex Kidney Care were interviewed.

 Results



Of 411 patients, 238 were males and 173 were females. Each patient was personally interviewed on bedside. The results of this study are summarized in [Figure 1].{Figure 1}

 Conclusion



The major contributors of stress were economic stress and dialysis schedule-based stress, followed by social stress that leads to deviation from the dietary recommendations.