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Journal:   KNOWLEDGE AND HEALTH   SUMMER 2015 , Volume 10 , Number 2 ; Page(s) 56 To 62.
 
Paper: 

EVALUATION INHERENT DIGNITY AND ITS RELATED FACTORS IN HEART FAILURE PATIENTS

 
 
Author(s):  BAGHERI HOSSEIN, YAGHMAEI FARIDEH*, ASHKTORAB TAHEREH, ZAYERI FARID
 
* DEPT. OF HEALTH, SCHOOL OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY, SHAHID BEHESHTI UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: Respect for inherent dignity of human beings means respect to their basic rights in different environments and have an importance role in the study of health care. This study was conducted to investigate the inherent dignity and its related factors in heart failure patients.
Methods: In this descriptive, cross-sectional study, 130 patients with class II to IV heart failure were selected upon to researcher characteristics and in purposive sampling from patients of Hazrate Rasoolakram, Imam Hossein and Shariati Hospital of Tehran. Demographic questionnaire and inherent dignity questionnaire (IDQ) completed by individuals. The data were analyzed by descriptive statistic methods, pearson correlation test, one-way ANOVA and independent-sample t tests.
Results: The mean score of social dignity was 4.6±0.8. The highest mean score were obtained for dimension of inherent dignity in the family and the lowest mean score were obtained for dimension of inherent dignity in community. These findings revealed a significant difference in the mean of inherent dignity score between dimension of inherent dignity in the family and dimension of inherent dignity in community. There were also significant correlation between age and inherent dignity and between disease severity and inherent dignity.
Conclusion: Respect to the importance of every one role in family, community and health care systems and their commitment to protect and promote dignity of patients, the results of present study can be useful in planning of patients support and also their care and treatment.

 
Keyword(s): INHERENT DIGNITY, HEART FAILURE, PATIENTS
 
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