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Purpose: To study factors correlated with psychological well-being among patients with renal failure receiving hemodialysis.
Design: Correlational study.
Methods: The study participants consisted of 100 patients over 18 years of age who had received hemodialysis at a hemodialysis center in Bangkok, Thailand. The subjects were selected by means of convenience sampling. Data were collected using questionnaires including demographic questionnaire, Ryff’s Scales of Psychological Well-Being (SPWB), the Stress Test questionnaire, the brief COPE Inventory-Thai version, the Connor - Davidson Resilience Scale (10-Item CD-RISC), and the Multidimensional Scale Perceived Social Support (MSPSS). Data analysis was performed using descriptive statistics and Pearson product moment correlation coefficient.
Main findings: The subjects were aged 24-78 years with a mean of 50.6 years (SD = 11.23); the average years of receiving hemodialysis were 11.36 years (SD = 59.95). The mean psychological well-being scores was 72.78 (SD = 8.69). According to the Pearson correlation coefficients, three factors including stress (r = - .32), resilience (r = .46) and perceived social support (r = .20) were correlated with psychological well-being at a level of significance .05.
Conclusion and recommendations: The factors found to be correlated with psychological well-being included stress, resilience and social support. In order to promote psychological well-being in patients receiving hemodialysis, nursing intervention such as stress management program which promote their inner strength and provide social support should be initiated in health care unit.
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