Patient perceived quality of nursing care in hemodialysis: A meta-synthesis

  • Abbas Balouchi Student Research Committee, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of.
  • Abbas Ebadi Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Life style institute, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran; Nursing Faculty, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of.
  • Soroor Parvizy | Department of Nursing, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran, Islamic Republic of.
  • Hamid Sharif Nia School of Nursing and Midwifery Amol, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran, Islamic Republic of.


This study was done with the purpose of clarifying the concept of patient perceived quality of nursing care in hemodialysis. In this meta-synthesis study, qualitative studies was searched in the four interntional databases from January 1st, 2000 to December 30th, 2019. The keywords used were: nursing care quality, and hemodialysis. Studies which had been done with the purpose of understanding the patient perceived quality of nursing care concept aomg hemodialysis patients were included. Two researchers were evaluate the quality of included studies separately using JBI tool, required information were extracted using the designed table. The main themes in the structure dimension include Sufficient Human resource, quality of equipment, financial support from patient and quality of the patient care environment. Process dimension consisted of continuous monitoring of the syndromes, effective patient education, efficient care, effective therapeutic relationship, and patient’s empowerment and participation in the process, and in the outcome dimension included high dialysis adequecy, patient burnout reduction, and increased patient satisfaction from services. The results of the study indicated a comprehensive, deep and interactive dimensions about the concept of nursing quality of care.



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Patient satisfaction, syndrome, renal dialysis, nurse-patient relations, patient care, workforce
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Balouchi, A., Ebadi, A., Parvizy, S., & Sharif Nia, H. (2021). Patient perceived quality of nursing care in hemodialysis: A meta-synthesis. Healthcare in Low-Resource Settings, 9(1).