Current status and influencing factors of post-traumatic growth in maintenance hemodialysis

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Objective To study the post-traumatic growth level and influencing factors in patients with maintenance hemodialysis. Methods A total of 179 patients receiving maintenance hemodialysis from a third-level grade A hospital in Tianjin, China were investigated using Post-traumatic Growth Inventory (PTGI), Perceived Social Support Scale, and Medical Coping Modes Questionnaire. Results The total score for the PTGI was 53.73 ± 16.45. Multiple linear regression analysis showed that social support, coping style, marital status, and family income significantly influenced the post-traumatic growth level in patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis. These factors explained 41.4% of the variance. Conclusion Medical staff should help patients under maintenance hemodialysis to fulfill their potentials by boosting the level of social support and to effectively cope with internal conflicts. In addition, nursing staff should provide relevant psychological health education to patients to improve their post-traumatic growth.




Cui, C., Wang, K., An, J., & Jin, C. (2017). Current status and influencing factors of post-traumatic growth in maintenance hemodialysis. International Journal of Nursing Sciences, 4(4), 362–366.

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