North American Journal of Medical Sciences

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 9  |  Page : 536--540

Implementing benson俟Q製 relaxation training in hemodialysis patients: Changes in perceived stress, anxiety, and depression


Ali Mahdavi1, Mohammad Ali Heidari Gorji1, Ali Morad Heidari Gorji2, Jamshid Yazdani3, Maryam Didehdar Ardebil4 
1 Department of Nursing, Nasibeh Nursing College, Mazandaran University of Medical Science, Sari, India
2 Education Center of Development, Mazandaran University of Medical Science, Sari, India
3 Department of Health, Mazandaran University of Medical Science, Sari, India
4 Department of Psychology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Mohammad Ali Heidari Gorji
Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Mazandaran University of Medical Science, Vali asr avenue, Sari, 47636-5481
India

Background: Hemodialysis patients usually experience high levels of psychological stress, anxiety, and depression. Reducing these matters in patients provides more psychological resources to cope with their physical situation. Aim: The present study aimed to explore the efficacy of Benson俟Q製 relaxation technique for stress, anxiety, and depression of patients with hemodialysis. Materials and Methods: Eighty hemodialysis patients were selected from two hospitals as an intervention and control groups. Then Benson relaxation training was implemented in the intervention group for 15 min twice a day during 4 weeks. The patients were assessed by depression, anxiety, and stress scale; which was completed before and after the intervention. Results: There were significant differences between stress and anxiety levels in case group before and after intervention (P < 0.001) and there is no meaningful difference between the mean of depression value in case group before and after intervention (P < 0.22). Conclusion: Instructing Benson俟Q製 relaxation technique is accompanied by reducing stress and anxiety level of hemodialysis patients. Reducing stress and anxiety levels can provide more calmness for the patients so that pursuing medical therapy would be accompanied with more tranquility. Authors have suggested to improve and prevent the patients俟Q psychological problems as well as other chronic disorders by applying this practice.


How to cite this article:
Mahdavi A, Gorji MH, Gorji AH, Yazdani J, Ardebil MD. Implementing benson's relaxation training in hemodialysis patients: Changes in perceived stress, anxiety, and depression.North Am J Med Sci 2013;5:536-540


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Mahdavi A, Gorji MH, Gorji AH, Yazdani J, Ardebil MD. Implementing benson's relaxation training in hemodialysis patients: Changes in perceived stress, anxiety, and depression. North Am J Med Sci [serial online] 2013 [cited 2021 Apr 18 ];5:536-540
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