The effect of video-based fistula care education on hemodialysis patients' self-care behaviors: A randomized controlled study

Şahan S., Yıldız A., Özdemir C., Günay İsmailoğlu E.

Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis, vol.27, no.6, pp.1095-1102, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/1744-9987.14058
  • Journal Name: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1095-1102
  • Keywords: education, hemodialysis, self-care, verbal, video-based
  • Kayseri University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: This study aimed to determine the effect of face-to-face and video-based education for fistula care on hemodialysis patients' self-care behaviors. Methods: The study was conducted as a randomized controlled experimental study. Accordingly, 60 patients were included in the study for 95% strength. Fistula care training was given to the patients in the control group using face-to-face education technique. Fistula care training was given to the patients in the experimental group using a video-based technique. Results: The analysis showed that the post-test second week (p = 0.044) and fourth week (p = 0.00) mean scores of the experimental group were higher compared to those of the control group. Conclusion: These results showed that the video-based education given to hemodialysis patients was more memorable and instructive than the verbal education, and it was observed that the video-based education showed a higher level of success in developing self-care skills.