The relationship of hardiness and coping in patients receiving hemodialysis
AuthorWilliams, Debora Null
KeywordsRenal Dialysis -- psychology.
Kidney Failure, Chronic -- psychology.
Attitude to Health.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractPatients' adaptation to chronic influenced by the personality trait coping. The purpose of this study was relationship between hardiness, coping illness may of hardiness to describe strategies, 8be and the and selected demographic variables of 26 end stage renal disease patients undergoing hemodialysis. The Health-Related Hardiness Scale measured the characteristic of hardiness; the Jalowiec Coping Scale measured the use of coping strategies. Statistical analysis indicated as age increased, use of coping strategies (except for the emotive strategy) and the hardiness characteristic, control, decreased. Women use more coping methods than men and Native Americans use significantly more emotive coping methods than White:non- Hispanics. A positive relationship exists between the hardiness subscale of committment/challenge and the optimistic coping subscale.
Degree ProgramGraduate College