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Journal:   INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY-ONCOLOGY AND STEM CELL RESEARCH (IJHOSCR)   APRIL 2015 , Volume 9 , Number 2; Page(s) 67 To 71.
 
Paper: 

THE COMPARISON OF PERCEIVED STRESS IN IDIOPATHIC THROMBOCYTOPENIC PURPURA PATIENTS REFERRED TO SEYED AL-SHOHADA HOSPITAL WITH HEALTHY PEOPLE IN ISFAHAN, IRAN, 2013

 
 
Author(s):  HEMATI ZEINAB, KIANI DAVOOD*
 
* SHAHREKORD UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, SHAHREKORD, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background: Mental stress and daily crises comprise a part of physical and mental threats. Perceived stress is a physical and mental threat, as well. Perceived stress is a psychological process during which the individual considers his/ her physical and psychological welfare as being threatened. Since idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is one of the chronic diseases being able to affect patients' perceived stress, this study was conducted to compare perceived stress in ITP patients and healthy people. Materials and Methods: This is a descriptive-comparative study with control and case groups. In this study, 64 ITP patients referring Seyed Al-Shohada Hospital and the same number of healthy individuals from the patients' neighborhood, as the control group, were selected randomly and compared. The Kohen Perceived Stress Standard Questionnaire was used to collect the data. The data were analyzed by SPSS and Student’s independent t-test, chi-square, and Mann-Whitney test.
Results: 64.1%, 59.4% and 53.1% of participants in case group were older than 35 years old, female and had elementary education.78.1% of case group had severe perceived stress.70.3% of participants in control group experienced mild perceived stress. Mann-Whitney test showed significant difference between two groups in level of stress (p<0.001).
Conclusion: In ITP patients, perceived stress was considerable. Planning interventional measures to determine stress-making agents and subside or at least control them is very essential.

 
Keyword(s): PERCEIVED STRESS, IDIOPATHIC THROMBOCYTOPENIC PURPURA, IRAN
 
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