renal disease (ESRD) is a growing problem. The effect of patient
counseling is to be defined on health-related quality of life.
Objective: The purpose of this study was to find out the impact
of patient counseling in health related quality of life (QoL).
Methods: In this prospective interventional study, the Karnofsky
Performance Status (KPS) for QoL questionnaire was used in test
and control groups for data collection. The same data collection
method was used during six months to study the effect of patient
Results: Health related quality of life in test group showed a
consistent improvement of 2% in six months. Improvement of awareness
by patient counseling was also improved.
Conclusion: As part of medication therapy management (MTM), patient
counseling focusing on dialysis compliance, diet and medications
are an effective way to improve health-related QoL and awareness
in ESRD. Such services should be made mandatory by law in India
to improve outcomes in chronic illness.