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Measuring pain self-efficacy and health related quality of life among hemodialysis patients in Greece: a cross-sectional study

Paraskevi Theofilou, Adamantia Aroni, Maria Tsironi, Sophia Zyga
  • Paraskevi Theofilou
    Sotiria Hospital for Thoracic Diseases, Athens, Greece | theofi@otenet.gr
  • Adamantia Aroni
    General Hospital of Molaon, Sparta, Greece
  • Maria Tsironi
    Nursing Department, University of Peloponnese, Sparta, Greece
  • Sophia Zyga
    Nursing Department, University of Peloponnese, Sparta, Greece

Abstract

Patients suffering from end-stage kidney disease often complain about pain. It is also known that the presence of chronic pain greatly impacts upon patients’ quality of life (QOL) and can play a crucial role in the co-morbidity of mental health symptoms such as depression and anxiety. The main aim of this study protocol is the investigation of pain self-efficacy, QOL as well as their relation in patients undergoing hemodialysis treatment. The final sample size will be around 70-80 patients. Each subject’s QOL and pain self-efficacy will be measured using the following instruments: i) the Missoula-ITAS Quality of Life Index-15 and ii) the Pain Self-Efficacy Questionnaire. QOL is expected to be related to pain self-efficacy scores. This probable association will be indicated performing regression as well as correlation analysis after controlling for gender, age, education and marital status.

Keywords

pain self-efficacy, hemodialysis, quality of life, chronic kidney disease

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