Socio-demographic, clinical and laboratory profile of patients submitted to hemodialysis


  • Cristina Trevizan Telles
  • Taise Dobner
  • Gabriela Pomatti
  • Vera Fortunato Fortes
  • Felipe Brock
  • Luiz Antonio Bettinelli



Renal Insufficiency, Chronic, Hemodialysis Units, Hospital, Epidemiology, Patient Care.


The aim of the study was to characterize the patients with Chronic Kidney Disease submitted to hemodialysis in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, regarding the socio-demographic, clinical and laboratory characteristics. It is a cross-sectional study with 90 hemodialysis patients made in July and August 2013, through interviews. The results showed that 77.8% of the patients were male, with average age of 53.52 years and 66.7% were married. The average of schooling was 6.61 years; the Unified Health System assisted 86.7% of the cases. The average time of hemodialysis was 42.99 months. The most frequent etiology of the disease was systemic hypertension, 36.7%. The most used medicine were vitamins and minerals. Most laboratory exams were within the standards of reference. The data of the study can subside discussions among the health professionals involved in order to improve assistance and provide a better quality of life to the patient.




How to Cite

Telles, C. T., Dobner, T., Pomatti, G., Fortes, V. F., Brock, F., & Bettinelli, L. A. (2014). Socio-demographic, clinical and laboratory profile of patients submitted to hemodialysis. Rev Rene, 15(3).



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