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Fathi M, Sanagoo A, Jouybari L, Yazarloo M, Sharif Nia H. Death Anxiety in Hemodialysis Patients Admitted to Panj-Azar Teaching Hospital, 2013. J Res Dev Nurs Midw. 2016; 12 (S3) :48-55
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Background and Objective: Patients with  life threatening diseases have to deal with the death issue. One of the common psychological problem is anxiety esp. death anxiety . This study aimed to  determine the level of death anxiety in hemodialysis patients.

Material and Methods: This cross-sectional study  was conducted  on all 150 patients admitted to Panj-azar teaching hospital for hemodialysis, 2013. The data was collected by demographic checklist and Templer Death Anxiety questionnaire scoring 0 to 15 (0-6 for low, 7-9 for moderate and 10-15 for high anxiety).  We analyzed the data  by independent t-test, ANOVA and Pearson correlation coefficient (P<0.05).

Results: Twenty-four point seven percent of the patients had low , 10%  average  and 65.3% of them had high death anxiety. Average scores of death anxiety in men and in women were 8.21±4.82 and 11.95±3.81, respectively. The relationship of death anxiety with sex (P<0.001), employment status (P<0.001), and age (P<0.002) was significant.

Conclusion: Bases on the results, the death anxiety is high in more than half of the patients with hemodialysis.

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