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Dusunen Adam. 2009; 22(1): 9-17

Psychological Symptoms in Healthcare Providers of Patients with Hemodialysis

Aslı Yeşil, A. Tamer Aker, Ufuk Sezgin.


Objective: This study was aimed to investigate the psychological symptoms in the healthcare providers of patients with hemodialysis. Material and Methods: 77 health proffessionals were participated in this study. All subjects were asessed with Maslach Burnout Inventory, Brief Seymptom Inventory, Traumatic Stres Inventory Turkish versions. Results: Burnout, traumatic stres and other psychopathological symptoms were determined in healthcare providers. Doctors and nurses had higher psychopathological findings. Conclusion: Healthcare providers of hemodialysis patients have psychological diffuculties. Doctor and nurses were a high-risk group. This finding might be related with their primary responsibilities in the treatment. Establishment of psychosocial support programs for the health Professional seems to be essential.

Key words: PTSB, secondary trauma, burnout, hemodialysis patients

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