Posttraumatic growth in chronic kidney failure disease

Yorulmaz H., Bayraktar S., ÖZDİLLİ K.

vol.5, pp.2313-2319 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 5
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.07.456
  • Page Numbers: pp.2313-2319
  • Keywords: Patient of hemodialysis, posttraumatic growth, perceived social support, ways of coping
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: No


It was aimed to determine the posttraumatic growth level of the patients with hemodialysis and to examine the supposed effect of socio-demographic variables, variables associated with disease, perceived social support and ways of coping. Research data were collected by 491 patients in private dialysis centers. It was found that the ones who are aware of disease and are primary, secondary or high school graduate and who well level of income and received initial medication before hemodialysis had showed better Posttraumatic Growth. It was seen that total point of Posttraumatic Growth Scale and the sub-scales of " Changes in Relation With Other People", "Change in Life Philosophy", and "Self-Personal Change" have effect on the sub-scales of Coping, Perceived Social Support and Searching for social support/optimism, searching help, friend support, fatalistic coping, family support, and problem solving.