Kidney replacement therapy consists of hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and kidney transplantation. Hemodialysis (HD) is currently the most applied in kidney replacement therapy, and the implementations improve every year.
This study aimed to the influence of health education on patient adherence to diet therapy treatment.
The research type used was a pre - experimental design. This study used one group pre - test and post - test design without a control group. The research location was in the hemodialysis unit at Haji Medan Hospital of North Sumatera Government.
The populations of the study were all chronic kidney patients as referral patients at Haji Medan Hospital of North Sumatera Government. The total populations are 40 patients. The samples were 20 respondents found out by using the purposive sampling technique.
The output of the study explained that there is a significant correlation between health education and patient adherence in implementing diet therapy in the hemodialysis unit at Haji Medan Hospital. The output further explains that health education has proved to influence patient adherence improvement in implementing diet therapy in the hemodialysis unit at Haji Medan Hospital.
The suggestion to the hospital health promotion officer is to apply PKRS of good diet therapy on hemodialysis patients. It was carried out equally and comprehensively to all the hemodialysis patients.