Zakariya Al Naamani
Name: Zakariya Al Naamani
Research Theme: Chronic Illness and Palliative Care
Research Title: Experience of fatigue and self-management among patients receiving haemodialysis in the Sultanate of Oman: A qualitative study
Research Interests: Chronic kidney disease, symptoms management.
Supervisors: Professor Kevin Gormley, Dr Helen Noble, Dr Olinda Santin
The most reported and identified debilitating symptom among patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) receiving haemodialysis is fatigue. The evidence demonstrates that the presence of fatigue in these circumstances impacts upon patients’ daily living activities and social functioning ,psychological well-being. Among the Gulf states, it is estimated that around 85% of patients receiving haemodialysis have reported fatigue, despite this substantial incidence, the level of assessment and clear guidance for the management of fatigue among patients receiving haemodialysis remains very limited. The literature goes on to highlights the need for further investigative studies to explore patients’ experience of post treatment fatigue and potential self-management options, particularly for the discrete service requirements of patients living in the Gulf region. The aim of this study is to explore the experience and strategies used by patients receiving haemodialysis; review how they manage their fatigue; and consider the supportive contributions of experienced health care professionals.
I began my journey at Nursing Institute and graduated with Diploma in Nursing in 2006, Sultanate of Oman; in 2010, Bachelor in Nursing Science from Villanova University, USA; and in 2015, Master in Nursing Studies from Coventry University, UK. I worked as a staff nurse in medical-surgical unit for five years in Nizwa Hospital and four years as clinical instructor in University of Nizwa.
BSc Nursing – Evidence Based Nursing (Year 2)
When I’m not PhDing..
Walking, and joining social activities.