Factors influencing stress perception among hemodialysis patients: A systematic review

Gunarathne, Thalwaththe Gedara Nadeeka Shayamalie and Li Yoong, Tang and Abdullah, Khatijah Lim and Nanayakkara, Nishantha and Kunz, Lim Soo and Mohajer, Samira (2022) Factors influencing stress perception among hemodialysis patients: A systematic review. Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal, 24 (6). ISSN 2074-1804, DOI https://doi.org/10.32592/ircmj.2022.24.6.2074.

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Stress is a common comorbid disorder among hemodialysis patients, and diverse factors contribute to stress perception in such individuals. Although numerous findings have been consistent across the literature, there has been a lack of consensus on which factor is the most influential on stress perception. This systematic review aimed to provide an executive review on factors contributing to stress perception among hemodialysis patients. Evidence Acquisition: A detailed search was carried out on Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, PubMed, EBESCOhost, Google Scholar, Medline, and Web of Science databases. Rigorous search narrowed to 16 observational studies (n=3,567 participants) on factors determining stress perception among hemodialysis patients. Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis guideline was incorporated. The selected 16 articles were used in the qualitative synthesis. Results: Stressors were grouped as biological, psychological/behavioral, or social/environmental factors. It was revealed that the effects of socio-demographic factors on stress perception were scarce and inconsistent, while fatigue and itching were distressing biological factors. Limitations on time and place on vacation, limitation of food and fluid are psychological stressors and decrease in social life with substantial economic burden were enlightened as social stressors. Conclusion: Multidisciplinary factors were found for stress perception among hemodialysis patients. Nursing care plans should address the holistic nature of stress with appropriate nursing interventions. Although this review adopted the strict selection criteria, it remains difficult to conclude determinants due to methodological drawbacks. Therefore, future research in this scope is highly appreciated with prospective longitudinal nature to produce solid clinical conclusions.

Item Type: Article
Funders: project of Accelerating Higher Education Expansion and Development Operation (AHEAD), Ministry of Higher Education and Cultural affairs, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Uncontrolled Keywords: Factors; Hemodialysis patients; Influences; Stress perception
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2023 08:14
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2023 08:14
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/40975

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