Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
Research Article

Psychological Symptoms in Patients on Dialysis and Their Relationship with Spiritual Well-Being

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Student Research Committee, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran

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Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Research Institute for Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran

FNJN Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing 2020; 28: 243-249
DOI: 10.5152/FNJN.2020.19061
Read: 245 Downloads: 161 Published: 26 October 2020

AIM: This study was examined the prevalence of psychological symptoms in patients on dialysis and their relationship with spiritual well-being.

METHOD: This descriptive study was conducted in Iran, and the sample consisted of 150 patients on hemodialysis. The data were collected using a checklist for demographic variables; Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scales 21; and Palutzian & Ellison Spiritual Well-being Scale.

RESULTS: Among the 150 participants in this study, 57.3% were female, and the others were male. The mean age of the participants was 44.6 years. The mean scores of depression, anxiety, and stress in the studied patients were 17.3, 17.6, and 19.3, respectively. The mean of the total score of spiritual well-being was 75.02±9.1. The results showed that there was a reverse and significant correlation between the total score of spiritual well-being and the levels of stress (r= –0.265, p<0.001), anxiety (r= –0.243, p<0.003), and depression (r –0.281, p<0.001).

CONCLUSION: Depression, anxiety, and stress were highly prevalent in patients undergoing hemodialysis; all three had a strong relationship with the patients’ level of spiritual well-being. In other words, patients with higher levels of spiritual well-being showed lower psychological symptoms.

Cite this article as: Senmar, M., Razaghpoor, A., Mousavi, A. S., Zarrinkolah, F., Esmaeili, F., Rafiei, H. (2020). Psychological symptoms in patients on dialysis and their relationship with spiritual well-being. Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing, 28(3), 243-249.

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