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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2010 | Volume: 13 | Issue: 8 | Page No.: 375-379
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2010.375.379
 
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Assessment of the Relationship Between Quality of Life and Stress in the Hemodialysis Patients in 2008

Vida Shafipour, Hedayat Jafari, Lila Shafipour and Ebrahim Nasiri

Abstract:
The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between quality of life with stress in the haemodialysis patients. This descriptive correlation study was done on 100 haemodialysis patients selected by consent method from Imam Khomeini and Fatemeh Zahra Hospitals in Sari/Iran from March 2008 to February 2009. Data were collected in questionnaire consisting of 3 sections (demographic feature, quality of life and stress) in three months. In the questionnaire, first, quality of life then stress in the patients was studied and the variables described. Then the relation between them was determined by statistical analysis.From the total number of 100 patients (53 men and 47 women) under study, 42% with partial comfortable life had moderate tension. Pearson correlation coefficient showed that there is a significant linear relationship with quality of life and degree of tension, (r = 0.802). That is with increase of tension, quality of life declines (p<0.001). Also Pearson correlation coefficient indicated that there is positive correlation between the number of hemodialysis per week and the history of dialysis (p = 0.001). History of dialysis in 69% of the patients was 1-5 years and 74% of them were dialyzed in the morning trice a week. Findings showed that, with increase of stress, quality of such patients' life decreases. Therefore, the nurses and the other members of medication team should know to reduce the patient's stress using the supportive procedures and adaptation techniques, help improve quality of life by proper intervention method.
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How to cite this article:

Vida Shafipour, Hedayat Jafari, Lila Shafipour and Ebrahim Nasiri, 2010. Assessment of the Relationship Between Quality of Life and Stress in the Hemodialysis Patients in 2008. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 13: 375-379.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2010.375.379

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2010.375.379

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