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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 50-55

Physiological and psychosocial stressors among Palestinian hemodialysis patients:A cross-sectional study

1 Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
2 Department of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Health Professions, Birzeit University, Birzeit, Palestine
3 General Directorate of Nursing, Ministry of Health, Nablus, Palestine
4 Department of Nursing, College of Applied Medical Sciences, University of Hafr Al Batin, Hafar Al-Batin, Saudi Arabia
5 Department of Nursing, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Majmaah University, Al Majmaah, Saudi Arabia
6 Department of Nursing, Jerash University, Jerash, Jordan
7 Department of Nursing Education, College of Nursing, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Jestoni Dulva Maniago
Department of Nursing, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Majmaah University, Majmaah 11952
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/sjhs.sjhs_88_19

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Objectives: The study aimed at assessing the stressors among hemodialysis (HD) patients and finding out whether there is any relation between these stressors and patients' characteristics in the North of the West Bank. Methods: A quantitative, cross-sectional, descriptive–analytical study was carried out. Data collection took place at three governmental hospitals and one private hospital where 120 HD patients responded to the HD stress scale. Results: Hemodialysis patients were mildly to moderately stressed, the greatest perceived sources of stress appeared to be “physiological stressors” (mean = 2.655), but the item with the highest percentage was 'limitation on time and place for vacation' (84.2%) which belong to psychosocial stress subscale, and the item stress with the least percentage was “dependency on nurses and technicians”(45%). Conclusions: There was significant difference between the psychosocial stressors and duration of treatment. The study concluded that HD patients are in need for continuous support, and it is recommended different contributions to improve the quality of their life.

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