Dietary Behavior, Perceived Benefits and Barriers Among Persons Undergone Urinary Tract Stone Removal


  • Suhana Muhamad Kulliyyah of Nursing, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • กนกพร สุคำวัง Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University
  • จันทร์ฉาย โยธาใหญ่ Lecturer, Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University


Dietary Behavior, Urinary tract


Diet plays an important role in the formation of urinary tract stones and unhealthy dietary behavior among persons undergone urinary tract stone removal, and may expose patients to a higher risk of disease recurrence. This descriptive correlational study aimed to explore dietary behavior and its perceived benefits and barriers among persons who have undergone urinary tract stone removal and to explore the relationship between these variables. Eighty eight subjects were recruited from the Urology Department of Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital, Kuala Lumpur Hospital and Selayang Hospital in Malaysia. Data collection was carried out from July to September, 2015. The research instruments composed of a Personal Profile Data, a Dietary Behavior Questionnaire (DBQ), a Perceived Benefits Questionnaire and a Perceived Barriers Questionnaire. Descriptive statistics, Pearson correlation and Spearman’s rank order correlation test were used to analyze the data.

          The results of this study revealed that:

  1. The score of dietary behavior among persons undergone urinary tract stone removal was at a moderate level ( =61.84, SD=5.567)
  2. The score of perceived benefits of dietary behavior among persons undergone urinary tract stone removal was at a moderate level ( = 30.28, SD = 3.815).
  3. The score of perceived barriers of dietary behavior among persons undergone urinary tract stone removal was at a moderate level ( = 34.60, SD = 3.976).
  4. There was an inverse significant relationship between perceived barriers and dietary behavior (r = -.271, p < .05), and a non-significant relationship between perceived benefits and dietary behavior (r = .099, p > .05).

          The findings of this study provides baseline information for health care professional in order to have a better understanding regarding dietary behavior and its perceived benefits and barriers among persons undergone urinary tract stone removal. The results can be used to develop further programs to promote appropriate dietary behavior among persons undergone urinary tract stone removal to prevent urinary tract stone recurrence.


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