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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 5-11

Effect of health locus of control on the quality of life among hemodialysis patients


1 Department of Health Education and Health Promotion, School of Health Sciences and Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Gonabad, Iran
2 Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Gonabad, Iran
3 Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Department of Health Education and Health Promotion, School of Health, Mashhad, Iran
4 Clinical Supervisor of Ghaem Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
5 Department of Nursing, Neyshabur University of Medical Sciences, Neyshabur, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Atefeh Dehnoalian
Department of Nursing, Neyshabur University of Medical Sciences, Neyshabur 93186-14139
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jin.jin_56_20

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Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of health locus of control on the quality of life on hemodialysis patients. Materials and Methods: This study is a randomized controlled trial. Participants were 78 dialysis patients among 17–70 years old including 39 cases in the training program and 39 cases in control groups. Kidney disease quality of life-short form and the health locus of control scale-form A were used. Questionnaires were completed before and 8 weeks after the intervention by two groups. Results: The results of the paired t-test showed that the mean scores of physical component summary, mental component summary, and components of renal disease in the test group increased significantly after the intervention. There was also a significant difference between the test and control groups only about powerful others. Conclusion: The education based on health locus of control can have a positive effect on the life quality of hemodialysis patients.


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