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M. Smaeli, M.Alikhani, M. gholamaragi, F. Hosseini. THE QUALITY OF LIFE AND SELF EFFICACY OF THE PATIENTS UNDER HEMODIALYSIS. IJN. 2005; 18 (41 and 42) :77-84
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   Hemodialysis as one of the most popular treatments of chronic renal failure develops lots of alterations in patients life style and life behavior. The patients’ social and psychological performances is mainly under the control of these alterations. Enhancement of the quality of life can be approached easily by promoting self efficacy, So, to develope self confidance in patients which is the first step in promoting self efficacy, nurses can do a lot, a better life for a patient going under hemodialysis is it consequence.

  In this correlative Study we defined the correlation between the quality of life and self efficacy of patients under hemodialysis. The research sample included 255 hemodialysis patients, whom were selected by convenience random sampling method.

  Based on the finding there was a statistically meaningful relation between the quality of life and self efficacy (P=0.00). We also found that 73.1% of the patients possessed a moderate quality of life level and 71.4% had a moderate self efficacy level. mean score of the quality of life and self efficacy among low educated patients were lower in comparison with educated ones.

  While, results showed a meaningful relation between the quality of life and self efficacy, this is the nurse, whom can have a significant impact on enhancement of patient confidence in self care and quality of life promotion. Considering that the majority of the sample group possesses moderate quality of lives and self efficacy which necessitate more attention and endeavor.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: nursing
Received: 2006/12/17

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