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Pour Ghaznain T, Ghafari F. Study of the Relationship between Hopefulness and Self- Esteem in Renal Transplant Recipients at Imam Reza Hospital, Mashhad, Iran, 2002-03. JSSU 2005; 13 (1) :57-61
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Introduction: The purpose of this study was to study the relationship between hopefulness and self esteem in patients posted for renal transplants Methods: In this correlation – descriptive study, a sample of 80 renal transplant recipients was studied. The instruments used included: The sample selection, demographic data, The Herth hope index and Cooper Smith’s self - esteem inventory. Results: The findings indicated that 45 percent of patients had a low level of hope also, level of hope significantly correlated with self- esteem (r= 0.84 p= 0.0001) and religious beliefs. (r= 0.52 P= 0.0001). Other selected variables were not significantly correlated with the level of hope. Conclusion: The results showed that all patients receiving renal transplants have a relatively lower level of hope which can be raised by increase in self esteem, strengthening of religious beliefs and highlighting the importance of high level of hope to the patients.
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Type of Study: Original article | Subject: General
Received: 2011/01/29 | Published: 2005/04/15

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