Electronic ISSN 2287-0237

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FACTORS RELATED TO RESILIENCE AMONG ELDERLY PATIENTS WITH END STAGE RENAL DISEASE

FEBRUARY 2018 - VOL.14 | ORIGINAL ARTICLE

Received: January 10, 2018   Revision received: January 11, 2018   Accepted after revision: January 25, 2018BKK Med J 2018;14(1):29-35.

 

OBJECTIVE

This research aimed to study the resilience of elderly patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) and its related factors towards hope, self-efficacy, optimism, and family relationships.

MATERIAL AND METHODS

This present study is a piece of descriptive correlation research. The samples included ninety-seven elderly patients who were diagnosed with ESRD and treated at the Outpatient Department, Chronic Kidney Disease and Artificial Kidney 1 Clinic, Sakaeo Crown Prince Hospital. The data were collected using interviews, and they were then analyzed with descriptive statistics and Pearson’s Correlation Coefficient.

RESULTS

The findings revealed that the studied samples had moderate resilience (71.1%). A significant positive correlation was found between resilience and hope (r = 0.536, p < 0.001) family relationships (r = 0.449, p < 0.001) and self-efficacy (r = 0.349, p < 0.001). While, optimism (r = 0.289, p = 0.004) was found as a low positive correlation to resilience among the elderly people with ESRD.

CONCLUSION

Among the elderly patients with ESRD in this study, a significant positive correlation was found between resilience and hope, self-efficacy, optimism, and family relationships. Therefore, nurses or healthcare professionals who are taking care of elderly patients with ESRD should focus on those factors to promote resilience among patients with ESRD.

Keywords

resilience, elderly, end stage renal disease, ESRD

Address Correspondence to author

Assist. Prof. Pornchai Jullamate, PhD (Nursing)

Gerontological Nursing Section, Faculty of Nursing, Burapha University

169 Bangsaen Beach Road, Saensuk, Muang District, Chonburi Province 20130, Thailand.

email:pornchai@buu.ac.th

 

 

 

 

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