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Stressors and the Coping Strategies among Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.3, No. 2)

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Page : 266-276

Keywords : Stressors; Coping Strategies; Hemodialysis;

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Stress in human life is often equated with tension, anxiety, worry and pressure. Chronic renal failure is threatened with many potential losses and changes in lifestyle, but as the disease progresses, the patient physically may not be able to cope up, Patients receiving HD use various strategies to cope with the stressors related to their disease and the treatment procedures. Objectives-To assess the level of stress and coping strategies used by patients among patients undergoing hemodialysis. Andto assess the relationship between these stressors and the coping strategies used by patients undergoing hemodialysis. Method: Descriptive cross sectional study design. Sample size was 30 and the sampling technique used was convenient sampling technique. Study was conducted at Krishna hospital karad. Results: About 97 % patients undergoing hemodialysis had severe stress In that 50 % of patients undergoing hemodialysis always adopt emotion focused and problem orientation as their coping strategies, while 90 % of patient sometimes used avoidance oriented coping strategy, while the others 56 % sometime use the coping strategy of seeking support and isolated thoughts. Conclusion: The overall assessment reveals that though the subjects at undergo severe stress of the procedure they undergo. Modification in coping strategies and planned interventions are desirable. Key words-Stressors, Coping Strategies, Hemodialysis

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