A Study to assess the level of stress among significant family members of patients with end stage Renal Failure undergoing Hemodialysis in selected hospitals of Punjab
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Modern life is full of hassles, deadlines, frustrations, and demands. For many people, stress is so commonplace that it has become a way of life. Stress is not always bad. Dr. Lazarus (building on Dr. Selye's work) suggested that there is a difference between stress, which is a term for positive stress, and distress, which refers to negative stress. In small doses, it can help you perform under pressure and motivate you to do your best. In daily life, we often use the term "stress" to describe negative situations. This leads many people to believe that all stress is bad for you, which is not true.1 the present study was carried out to assess the level of stress among significant family members of patients with end stage renal Failure undergoing hemodialysis in selected hospitals of Punjab. The objectives of the study were to assess level of stress among the significant family members of patient with end stage renal failure undergoing hemodialysis, to associate the level of stress with their selected socio demographic variables. A descriptive/exploratory research approach has been employed. The study was conducted in Pregma hospital, lifeline hospital and Sidhu Hospital Bathinda. The sample of 30 significant family members was selected through purposive sampling technique. The data was collected by using Sociodemographic profile, standardized Dr. Fair (psychologist) rating scale to assess symptoms of stress according to physical, mental, emotional, personal behavioral and work behavioral symptoms of stress. Results revealed that the significant family experienced mild to moderate level of stress. Sociodemographic variables were found to be statistically insignificant except with age, sex, occupation and educational status.
Assess, Level of stress, end stage Renal Failure, hemodialysis.