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STRESSOR AND COPING AMONG PATIENTS ON HEMODIALYSIS- A CORRELATIONAL STUDY
Anjana A. P.*, Priya Thomas, Neenu T. S. and Navya V. S.
Background: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is life-threatening condition which is characterised by a gradual loss of kidney function over time. Hemodialysis remains the most common form of treatment for ESRD. Hemodialysis patients are subjected to multiple psycho- social and physiological stressors. The purpose of this present study was to assess the relationship between stressor and coping among patients undergoing hemodialysis in a tertiary care hospital. Methods: Research approach was quantitative approach. This descriptive correlational study included 150 sample with end stage renal failure and were undergoing hemodialysis. Convenience sampling technique were used for the study. Three tools were used in this study. Tool I used to assess the sociodemographic and clinical data, Tool II was Hemodialysis stressor scale and Tool III was Lazarus coping scale. Descriptive (frequency, percentage, mean and standard deviation) and inferential statistics (Pearson coefficient correlation) were used to analyse the data. Results: study findings revealed that 95 (63.3%) had mild stress while only 9 (6%) had severe stress. Pearson correlation showed there is no significant relationship between stressor and coping strategies among haemodialysis patients except stress and confrontive coping (r value is 0.155, p=0.05) and stress and escape avoidance (r value is 0.215, p= 0.008). Conclusion: If the nurse is able to identify the different stressors and coping strategies adopted by patients with ESRD will help the nurses and other health care professionals to plan and implement an effective care. The study result showed getting adequate information regarding hemodialysis also helps to alleviate the stress level of the patient.[Full Text Article]