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Mohammadi M M, Poursaberi R. Effectiveness of Life Skills Training on Mental Health and Academic Achievement of Adolescents under Hemodialysis. Avicenna J Nurs Midwifery care. 2019; 27 (1)
URL: http://nmj.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-1789-en.html
1- Students Research Committee, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
2- Department of Education, Payame Noor University (PNU), Iran. , roghayeh.poursaberi@gmail.com
Abstract:   (467 Views)
Introduction: Adolescents on hemodialysis are faced problems of mental health and academic failure; therefore, this study is aimed to determine the effectiveness of life skills training on mental health and academic achievement of adolescents on hemodialysis.
Methods: A quasi-experimental study was conducted on 80 adolescents on hemodialysis in dialysis centers of Imam Khomeini and Imam Reza hospitals of Kermanshah by convenience sampling method; then the samples were randomly divided into  intervention (n = 40) and control (n = 40) groups. Data collection tool was the standard questionnaire of mental health and in relation to academic achievement, students' Grade Point Average (GPA) was used. Data were analyzed using SPSS software version 16 and Chi-square, the independent‑ t‑test and the paired‑sample t‑tests.
Results: In the intervention group, the mean scores of anxiety (10.37 ± 5.44), depression (15.43 ± 7.34), physical complaints (8.99 ± 6.18), significantly decreased into (6.71 ± 2.82), (11.23±2.87) and (4.82 ± 2.24) respectively (P <0.05), and social activities score increased from (12.29 ± 5.41) to (16.27 ± 6.67) scores (P> 0.05). The students' GPA, before intervention (15.02 ± 2.09) compared with the after intervention (16.72 ± 1.13) was significantly increased (P <0.05).
 Conclusion: This study indicated that life skills training can promote the different dimensions of mental health and academic achievement of adolescents under hemodialysis. In this regard, it is suggested that the plan of lifestyle training considered in the length of the treatment of adolescent under dialysis. 
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Nursing
Received: 2017/09/2 | Accepted: 2018/08/31 | Published: 2019/03/27

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