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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 250-254
Nutritional knowledge following interventional educational sessions in children on regular hemodialysis


1 Department of Pediatrics, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt
2 Department of Community Medicine, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt

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Dr. Doaa Mohammed Youssef
Department of Pediatrics, Zagazig University, Zagazig
Egypt
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-2442.152407

PMID: 25758871

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To evaluate the impact of nutritional knowledge following interventional educational sessions in chronic dialysis patients, we studied 40 children on chronic regular hemodialysis (HD) at the beginning and after six months of nutrition educational sessions using a predesigned questionnaire. We also measured the anthropometric parameters of nutrition to evaluate the impact of this education on the health of patients. We found a highly statistically significant increase in patients' scores and in adequate knowledge using the questionnaire after the educational sessions. Our results showed a statistically significant decrease in body mass index and weight after educational sessions for six months. Moreover, there were no significant decreases in serum phosphorus, ferritin, iron and creatinine, in contrast with no significant increase in hemoglobin, serum calcium, blood urea nitrogen and serum albumin. We conclude that nutritional education is significantly effective with regard to the level of knowledge, but not with regard to the attitude and practice in children on chronic HD.


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