Farnia, F and Zarei, H and Baghshahi, N (2016) THE EFFECTIVENESS OF GROUP HOPE THERAPY ON HAPPINESS IN HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS. The J Urmia Nurs Midwifery Fac, 14 (6). pp. 543-550.

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depression and happiness reduction occur in the dialysis patients because, their lifestyle changes followed by disease and treatment. These patients quit the treatment process because of severe renal disorder and death. Therefore, Hope for the future can be an acceptable incentive for these patients. The aim of the present study is to determine the effect of group hope therapy on the happiness in hemodialysis patients Material & Methods: In this randomized clinical trial, 46 dialysis patients from 2 educational hospitals in Yazd city participated in the study. After random sampling, the hope therapy program was performed for the intervention group in 8 sessions of 90 minutes. Patients in the control group received routine care. The data collection tool was the Oxford happiness questionnaire. Data were analyzed by chi-squire test, and t-test in SPSS software. Results: About three-quarters of patients were married, and their education level was below high school. At the beginning of the study, no significant difference was observed between the two groups (p>0.05) in happiness. Happiness score after hope therapy in the intervention group increased from 55/05±12/72 to 66/28± 9/24 (p<0.05). After the intervention, happiness score was not significant in the positive mood domain. Conclusion: Hope therapy increase happiness in hemolyalisis patients in all fields except positive mode. Therefore, these findings can be used in order to have better care planning. Creation of positive mood in these patients requires a long-term intervention. Further studies of larger sample size are recommended to confirm these findings

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dialysis, Happiness, Hope
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
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Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2018 10:13
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2019 07:01

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