Chilhood Kidney Disease at Srinagarind Hospital, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen Province : A pilot study

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Wiboon Weraarchakul
Wilawan Weraarchakul
Suwannee Wisanuyotin
Apichat Jiravuttipong
Watcharee Worasarn
Jatuporn Nattee

Abstract

Background and objective: Childhood  kidney disease  is an important public health in Thailand. The objectives of this descriptive study were to determine types of kidney disease according to pediatric nephrologist’ s diagnosis and health behaviors in pediatric patients with kidney disease at Srinagarind Hospital, Khon Kaen University.

Methods: This cross - sectional study was conducted during January to August, 2013 at Srinagarind Hospital, Khon Kaen University. A total of 97 pediatric patients with kidney disease volunteered to participate in this study. Data were collected from medical records and questionnaires.

Results: The average age of the pediatric patients with kidney disease was 11.5 ± 3.7 years old (4-17 years). Nephrotic syndrome was the major of  kidney disease (34.0%) followed by  systemic lupus erythematosus (33.0%). The majority of subjects were convenient to see a doctor for appointment (97.9%), took medication strictly according to the medical prescription (93.8%) and avoided consuming inappropriate foods for kidney disease (84.5%).   

Conclusion: Nephrotic syndrome was the major of kidney disease followed by systemic lupus erythematosus. Pediatric patients with kidney disease had appropriate  behaviors for their health.

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Weraarchakul W, Weraarchakul W, Wisanuyotin S, Jiravuttipong A, Worasarn W, Nattee J. Chilhood Kidney Disease at Srinagarind Hospital, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen Province : A pilot study. SRIMEDJ [Internet]. 2014 May 24 [cited 2022 Sep. 28];29(2):101-7. Available from: https://li01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/SRIMEDJ/article/view/18258
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