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Title: Subjective Wellbeing Assessment in People with Chronic Kidney Disease Undergoing Hemodialysis
Authors: Sousa, Luís M. M.
Antunes, A. Vanessa
Baixinho, Cristina Rosa Soares Lavareda
Severino, Sandy S. P.
Marques-Vieira, Cristina M. A.
José, Helena M. G.
Keywords: emotion
subjective wellbeing
chronic renal insufficiency
quality of life
renal dialysis
Issue Date: 21-Feb-2018
Publisher: InTech
Citation: Sousa, L.M.M.; Antunes, A.V.; Baixinho, C.R.S.L.; Severino, S. S. P. M; Marques-Vieira, C.M. A. & José, H.M.G. (2018). Subjective Wellbeing Assessment in People with Chronic Kidney Disease Undergoing Hemodialysis, Chronic Kidney Disease - from Pathophysiology to Clinical Improvements, Dr. Thomas Rath (Ed.), InTech, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.71194. Available from:
Abstract: The aim of this study was to analyze the relationship between satisfaction with life in general and the sociodemographic and emotional factors and components of quality of life in people with chronic kidney disease undergoing hemodialysis. A cross-sectional and correlational study was performed on a sample of 171 people with chronic kidney disease in two hemodialysis units at a Clinic in Lisbon between May and June 2015. Subjective wellbeing (personal wellbeing index) is positively related with subjective happiness, positive affect, and quality of life and is negatively associated with negative affect. Subjective happiness, negative affect, and the physical component of quality of life influence subjective wellbeing. These conclusions can assist us in understanding that people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) encounter greater feelings of wellbeing, mainly related to pleasant affect (subjective happiness and positive affect).
ISSN: 978-953-51-3844-0
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