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Original Research Article

Year: 2018 | Month: July | Volume: 8 | Issue: 7 | Pages: 200-208

State Anxiety among Maintenance Hemodialysis (MHD) Patients

Monika Sharma

Associate Professor of DMCH College of Nursing, Ludhiana


Background: State anxiety is defined as an unpleasant emotional arousal to a specific situation perceived to be dangerous or threatening. Maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) serves as the main therapy for the patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and leads to high prevalence of state anxiety which also changes their treatment outcomes. Therefore this study was conducted with an objective to assess the state anxiety among Maintenance Hemodialysis (MHD) Patients.
Methods: A descriptive design was used to assess the state anxiety among 70 Maintenance Hemodialysis (MHD) Patients, selected by total enumerative sampling technique. From State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (Spielberger, 1983) - 20-item State Instrument was used to measure current anxiety symptoms among Maintenance Hemodialysis (MHD) patients.Data was collected with self-report (Interview Schedule) method.
Results: Findings of the present study revealed that out of 70 Maintenance Hemodialysis (MHD) Patients, 24(34.3%) of patients had extreme level of state anxiety, 15(21.4%) had severe level of state anxiety, 10(14.3%) had moderate level of state anxiety and 21(30%) had mild level of state anxiety. Mean and SD of overall state anxiety is on higher side i.e. 48.81+18.66.
Conclusion: Most of the Maintenance Hemodialysis (MHD) Patients had extreme level of state anxiety.

Key words: State Anxiety, Maintenance Hemodialysis (MHD) Patients.

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