The relationship between self-esteem and quality of life of patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura at Isfahan’s Sayed Al-Shohada Hospital, Iran, in 2013

Hemati, Z. and Kiani, D. (2016) The relationship between self-esteem and quality of life of patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura at Isfahan’s Sayed Al-Shohada Hospital, Iran, in 2013. International Journal of Hematology-Oncology and Stem Cell Research, 10 (2). pp. 79-84.

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Abstract

Background: Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a chronic disease which is accompanied with hopelessness and loss of the sense of well-being due to its symptoms and treatment. It also affects patients’ sense of social and spiritual well-being. This disorder decreases patients’ self-esteem and their quality of life by changing their mental image and self-confidence. This study was performed to find the relationship between self-esteem and quality of life of patients with ITP. Subjects and Methods: This was a descriptive-analytical study on 64 patients with ITP who referred to Isfahan’s Sayed Al-Shohada Hospital, Iran. In this study, patients with ITP were selected randomly using a random number chart. The data collection tools consisted of the World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL)-BREF and Coopersmith Self-esteem Inventory (CSEI). Data were analyzed using SPSS and chi-square and Mann-Whitney tests and the Pearson and Spearman’s rank correlation coefficients. Results: In total, 64 patients completed the questionnaires. Results showed that 32% of subjects were over 36 years of age and 59% were women. In addition, 29.7% of ITP patients had low self-esteem and quality of life. Chi-square test showed a significant relationship between self-esteem and quality of life of patients with ITP. Conclusions: The results of the present study showed that considerable attention must be paid to self-esteem, as one of the most important factors influencing the promotion of quality of life. Therefore, it is suggested that patient’s self-esteem be improved by the implementation of educational and psychological programs in order to decrease the consequences of poor quality of life. © 2016, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS). All Rights Reserved.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), Iran, Nurse, Quality of life (QOL), Self-esteem
Subjects: WP Gynecology
QV pharmacology > QV 752 Pharmacognosy
Divisions: Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2017 03:37
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2017 03:37
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/941

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