Comparing the Effect of Quality of life, Psychological Stressors and Coping Strategies in Kidney Patients and Normal People

Mina Nofarast, Aghamohammadiyan Hamidreza, Sherbaf, Abdolali Yaghoubi
2014 European Online Journal of Natural and Social Sciences   unpublished
The current research has been conducted with the aim of comparing the effect of quality of life, stressors and coping strategies in kidney patients and healthy people. The current research methodology is correlative. The population includes all of the kidney patients visiting Montaserieh hospital in Mashad during spring 2013 in a time span of one month. 50 kidney patients and 50 healthy individuals were randomly chosen as the sample. The tools used in this research were questionnaires of
more » ... ogical stressors, quality of life and coping strategies. The achieved data were analyzed by the use of analysis of covariance ANCOVA (a multivariate analysis of covariance). Results showed that kidney patients have less quality of life and more amounts of stress than the healthy individuals. On the other hand, the patients take more use of emotion-focused coping strategies. Since the current study is a casual-comparative study it could be alleged that variables of psychological stressors, coping strategies and quality of life had a casual role in formation of kidney disease.