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A study on Symptom Experience, Spiritual Well-Being, and Depression in Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis
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A study on Symptom Experience, Spiritual Well-Being, and Depression in Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis
Song, Ju Yeon; Oh, Pok-Ja;
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This cross-sectional descriptive investigation attempted to identify the relationship among the symptoms, spiritual well-being, and depression experienced by patients undergoing hemodialysis. Data were collected from 146 patients at 6 hemodialysis clinics from October 15th, 2014 to January 15th, 2015. The Dialysis Symptom Index (DSI) was used to measure symptom experience, spiritual well-being was measured using the Spiritual Well-being Scale, and depression was assessed using the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D). The data were analyzed using ANOVA, the t-test, Scheffe`s test, Pearson correlation, and hierarchical regression analysis. The mean score of the symptom experience was 26.43 (range: 0~85), the mean spiritual well-being score was 47.79 (range: 20~80), and the mean depression score was 10.56 (range: 0~35). It was found that greater existential well-being leads to lower depression (r
Spirituality;Signs and symptoms;Depression;Hemodialysis;
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