Effect of Benson Relaxation Response on Stress Among in Hemodialysis Patients - Journal of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences
Volume 22, Number 91 (8-2012)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2012, 22(91): 61-68 | Back to browse issues page


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elali E S, mahdavi A, jannati Y, Yazdani J, Setareh J. Effect of Benson Relaxation Response on Stress Among in Hemodialysis Patients. J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2012; 22 (91) :61-68
URL: http://jmums.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-1232-en.html

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Background and purpose: Hemodialysis patients undergo high levels of psychological stress.Therefore, the present study has been conducted to determine the effect of Benson relaxation on stress among in Hemodialysis patients. Materials and methods: The present research is a two-group experimental controlled trial done in 2011, in which 40 Available Hemodialysis patients were selected from ImamKhomeini and Fatemeh Zahra Sari Educational hospital as the interventional group, and 40 Hemodialysis patients in the same hospital as the control group, and Benson relaxation training with video tape to intervention group and were performed by experimental group for 15 minute twice a day during one months, after primary training with video tape by the researcher. Data-collecting instruments included demographic information forms and a specific hemodialysis stress scale questionnaire (HSS-Baldree1982), which were evaluated before and one month after the intervention. Data were analyzed by SPSS18 statistical software using descriptive statistics, T test, Chi-square, co-variate analysis. Results: Mean stress value in case group before intervention was 64.75 ± 18.173 and after intervention was 36.2 ± 9.471. Analysis between the mean stress values of the study participants showed significant difference before and after the intervention in the case group (P<0.001). While this difference was not significant in the control group. Conclusion: Performing the low-costand simple Benson relaxation is accompanied by Improving living conditions of Hemodialysis patients, and a positive step can be taken toward Improvement and prevention of the patients' psychological problems as well as other chronic disorders through applying these practices.
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Type of Study: Research(Original) | Subject: Emergency Medicine

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