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Int J Nurs Stud. 2002 Mar;39(3):245-51.

Self-care self-efficacy, depression, and quality of life among patients receiving hemodialysis in Taiwan.

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Graduate Institute of Nursing, National Taipei College of Nursing, 365 Ming Te Road, Pei-Tou, Taipei, Taiwan.


The purpose of this study is to examine relationships among self-care self-efficacy, depression, and quality of life in 160 patients receiving hemodialysis. The study is a descriptive, correlational design. Measures include Strategies Used by People to Promote Health, the Geriatric Depression Scale, and the Quality of Life Index. Results indicate that self-care self-efficacy and depression are the significant predictors of quality of life after controlling for the effect of age. Self-care self-efficacy explains 47.5% of the variance (beta=0.52, p<0.001) and depression (beta=-0.29, p<0.001) explains an additional 5.5% of variance in quality of life. The study provides important information for health care providers as they design interventions for patients receiving hemodialysis.

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