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The relationship between emotional intelligence and quality of life hemodialysis patients

Authors: Masoome Shahnavazi, Zohreh Parsa Yekta, Fatemeh Rigi and Mir Saeed Yekaninejad

Int J Med Res Health Sci.564-570 | pdf PDF Full Text

Hemodialysis treatment methods in patients with chronic kidney failure increase the life span of these patients, but
hemodialysis affects all life aspects of patients and diminishes the quality of life patients. The aim of the study was to
examine the relationship between emotional intelligence and quality of life for hemodialysis patients .This study was
a descriptive – correlational research conducted in 2014 on 98 hemodialysis patients Referred to Hospitals of
University Medical Sciences in Iran Iranshahr .The tools used in this study included demographic questionnaire,
Cyberia Shrink Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire, and the Kidney Disease Quality of Life-Short Form
Questionnaire. After obtaining informed consent, patient completed the questionnaire. Finally, raw data were
collected through questionnaires and were analyzed using SPSS16 Software. To investigate the relationships
between predictor and criterion variables, Pearson correlation and linear regression analysis were used .The mean
age of patients was 33/36 and the majority of participants were male (58.1 percent). In terms of variable of
education level, majority of participants had elementary education, and 54.54% of the mean weight of the patients
was 41.06 kg. Mean score of life quality was 41.06 ± 15.95 and the mean score of emotional intelligence was 43.99
± 10.50. Pearson correlation coefficient with 99% probability confidence showed significant positive correlation
between the components of emotional intelligence and quality of life in hemodialysis patients (p<0.001) and
emotional intelligence with regression coefficient 0.412 predicts 30% of the variance of quality of life in
hemodialysis patients .It is recommended for nurses and nursing directors to improve the quality of life
hemodialysis patients by training emotional intelligence skills.
Keywords: chronic kidney failure, hemodialysis, emotional intelligence, quality of life.

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