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Mod Care J 2014, 11(2): 119-126 Back to browse issues page
A study of some fatigue-related factors based on unpleasant symptoms theory in Kerman-resident hemodialysis patients
N Asadi , Z Royani , A Abbaszadeh
Zahra Royani, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran , royani_z@yahoo.com
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  Background and Aim: Fatigue is the most common side effect in hemodialysis patients. A relavent theory to fatigue in hemodialysis patients, the unpleasant theory states that fatigue has physical, psychological, and situational factors. Building on unpleasant theory, this study sought to examine some factors relavent to fatigue in hemodialysis patients.

  Matrials and Methods: This analytical-descriptive study included all patients (n=182) who were eligible according to inclusion criteria. Data were collected through questionnaires including demographic information, Fatigue Severity Scale, ESSI, and Beck Depression whose reliabilty and validity were confirmed. Data was analyzed in SPSS (version 16) using independent t-test, ANOVA and Tukey

  Results: Fatigue score mean of the patients was 3.94±1.22. From among them, 151 (83%) had good social support. There was no significant difference between fatigue scores of participants in terms of gender, age, malnutrition, and anemia. However, there was a significant difference in terms of depression (P<0.001), duration of dialysis (P<0.003), and social support (P<0.01).

  Conclusion: Given the high prevalence of fatigue in hemodialysis patients and its effects on their physical and mental performance, care providers are recommended to gain more knowledge about how to reduce its impact on dialysis patients .

Keywords: Depression, Social Support, Fatigue, Hemodialysis
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Type of Study: Descriptive-Analytic | Subject: Nursery
Received: 2013/01/22 | Accepted: 2014/01/15 | Published: 2014/09/27
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Asadi N, Royani Z, Abbaszadeh A. A study of some fatigue-related factors based on unpleasant symptoms theory in Kerman-resident hemodialysis patients. Mod Care J. 2014; 11 (2) :119-126
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