Symptom Burdens among Chronic Kidney Disease Patients undergoing Hemodialysis

  • Wastu Adi Mulyono
  • Made Sumarwati Universitas Jenderal Soedirman
  • Haryatiningsih Purwandari Universitas Jenderal Soedirman
  • Anggit Prasetya Rumah Sakit Margono Soekardjo Purwokerto
Keywords: chronic kidney, DSI, quality of life, symptom, stress


Background: The number of patients with chronic kidney diseases keeps growing. Most of the patients received haemodialysis. Despite its benefits, haemodialysis also causes adverse effects which stimulate several disturbing symptoms for patients.


Objective: This study was to portray the main symptoms burdening CKD patients with haemodialysis.


Methods: A descriptive study investigated the symptom burden experienced by 99 CKD patients undergoing haemodialysis. The Dialysis Symptom Index (DSI) was used for assessing experienced burden symptoms.


Results: at least 14 symptoms have burdened more than half of respondents. The big three main symptoms were found. The first common symptom experienced by respondents was fatigue and loss of energy 75.76%, followed by dry skin and decreased sexual interest by a similar percentage 66.67 %.


Conclusion: Chronic illness patients who underwent haemodialysis were mainly burdened with symptoms such as fatigue, lack of energy burdened dry skin and lack of sexual interest. Nurses should keep alert toward burdened symptoms otherwise those will interfere with their quality of life.

Author Biography

Anggit Prasetya, Rumah Sakit Margono Soekardjo Purwokerto

Clinical Nursing, Hemodialysis unit


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How to Cite
Mulyono, W. A., Sumarwati, M., Purwandari, H., & Prasetya, A. (2024). Symptom Burdens among Chronic Kidney Disease Patients undergoing Hemodialysis. Journal of Bionursing, 6(1), 7-12.