The relationship between of Uncertainty, Depression, Physiologic Index and Basic Psychological Need of Hemodialysis Patients

혈액투석환자의 질병 불확실성, 우울, 생리지표와 기본심리욕구와의 관계

Cho, Young-Mun;Yun, Kyung-Soon

  • Received : 2017.07.13
  • Accepted : 2017.10.20
  • Published : 2017.10.28


This purpose of study was to identify variables predicting basic psychological need in hemodialysis patients. The participants were 134 patients from two major general hospitals and two dialysis center located in J city. Data were collected using self-report questionnaires and physiological index. Data analysis was done by using SPSS WIN 18.0 program for one-way ANOVA, independent t-test, Pearson correlation coefficients, and multiple regression. This study showed a negative correlation between basic psychological need and uncertainty(r=--.464, p<.001), depression(r=-.422, p<.001). In addition, relationships and physiological index were Positively correlated. The uncertainty(${\beta}=-.345$), depression(${\beta}=-.279$), physiological index(${\beta}=-.117$) have a 29% explanatory power for the basic psychological need in hemodialysis patients. Physiological index, uncertainty and depression in turn influenced the basic psychological needs of hemodialysis patients. It is necessary to develop nursing strategies and programs to reduce disease uncertainty and depression in order to increase self-deterministic health behavior through autonomy, competence and relationship satisfaction.


Hemodialysis;Self-determination;Uncertainty;Depression;Physiological Parameters


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