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Death Anxiety in Hemodialysis Patients Admitted to Panj-Azar Teaching Hospital

Fathi, M. and Sanagoo, A. and Jouybari, L. and Yazarloo, M. and Sharif Nia, H. (2016) Death Anxiety in Hemodialysis Patients Admitted to Panj-Azar Teaching Hospital. Death Anxiety in Hemodialysis Patients Admitted to Panj-Azar Teaching Hospital, 12. pp. 48-55.

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Abstract

Background and Objective: Patients with life threatening diseases have to deal with the death issue. One of the common psychological problem is anxiety esp. death anxiety . This study aimed to determine the level of death anxiety in hemodialysis patients. Material and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on all 150 patients admitted to Panj-azar teaching hospital for hemodialysis, 2013. The data was collected by demographic checklist and Templer Death Anxiety questionnaire scoring 0 to 15 (0-6 for low, 7-9 for moderate and 10-15 for high anxiety). We analyzed the data by independent t-test, ANOVA and Pearson correlation coefficient (P<0.05). Results: Twenty-four point seven percent of the patients had low , 10% average and 65.3% of them had high death anxiety. Average scores of death anxiety in men and in women were 8.21±4.82 and 11.95±3.81, respectively. The relationship of death anxiety with sex (P<0.001), employment status (P<0.001), and age (P<0.002) was significant. Conclusion: Bases on the results, the death anxiety is high in more than half of the patients with hemodialysis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Death Anxiety, Hemodialysis, Patient, Iran, Anxiety
Subjects: اساتید دانشگاه
Divisions: دانشکده پرستاری ومامایی
Depositing User: Leila Mahasti Jouybari
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2016 05:45
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2017 03:44
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4220

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