A Survey on Relationships Between Mental Health Related Factors (Stress, Depression, Anxiety) and Marital Satisfaction in Hemodialysis Patients
Nephro-Urology Monthly: 2 (2); 335-344 Article Type: Research Article
July 22, 2009
August 19, 2009
A. A Survey on Relationships Between Mental Health Related Factors (Stress, Depression, Anxiety) and Marital Satisfaction in Hemodialysis Patients,
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Background: The aim of the present study was to find the relationships between mental health component (depression, anxiety and stress) with marital satisfaction in hemodialysis patients.
Methods 43 patients were recruited from the hemodialysis unit aged from 22 to 83. All the participants were requested to fill in the Depression, Anxiety, and Stress scale (DASS) and Enrich Inventory as well as a demographic Form. :
Results Results revealed that the majority of patients suffered from depression, anxiety and stress. Patients with severe to clinically symptoms of depression showed more marital conflicts including personality issues, communication, leisure activities, sexual relations, children and parenting, and total scores of Enrich. However, for anxiety and stress marital conflicts were found for children and parenting and sexual relation subscales. :
Conclusions This study showed that depression had the most significant influence on marital conflicts than anxiety and stress which should be considered in psychological support program for hemodialysis patients. :
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