Health literacy, negative emotional status, and self-care behaviors in dialysis

Qobadi, Mina and Besharat, Mohammad Ali and Rostami, Reza and Rahiminezhad, Abbas and Pourgholami, Meysam (2014) Health literacy, negative emotional status, and self-care behaviors in dialysis. Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, 17 (1). pp. 46-51.

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Introduction: Renal failure patients with low health literacy are at an increased risk for poor self-care and negative health outcome. The purpose of the present study was to examine the prevalence of low health literacy, differences in negative emotional status and self-care behaviors by health literacy levels, and the mediating role of negative emotions on the relationship between health literacy and self-care among patients undergoing dialysis. Â Materials and Methods: In the cross-sectional study, we recruited 240 consecutive patients diagnosed with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) who had scheduled appointments at Tehran University of Medical Sciences-affiliated dialysis units from March 2014 until June 2014 based on the inclusion criteria. Instrument include: Mini Mental State Exam, Short test of Health Literacy for Adults, Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale-21 and Self-Management Scale. Results: The findings indicated that health literacy was inadequate in 25, marginal in 9.8, and adequate in 65.2 of the cases. Depression, anxiety, stress and self-care scores differed significantly by health literacy levels (P

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
WJ Urogenital System
WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health
Depositing User: jfmh jfmh
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2017 20:02
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2017 20:02

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