Fatigue is an incapacitating symptom for patients on chronic hemodialysis treatment. This study explored the relationship between hemodialysis patients’ subjective experience and motivation. The investigation of patients’ narratives and fatigue-related factors was performed by holding semi-structured interviews with 31 hemodialysis patients. Fatigue Severity Scale and Behavioral Inhibition/Activation System questionnaire were used to assess fatigue severity and motivational mechanisms. Results showed significant differences in the use of specific topics and words (such as “family,” “to manage,” “dialysis,” “psychological issues”) depending on high, medium, and low Behavioral Inhibition System, Behavioral Activation System, and Fatigue Severity Scale scores, indicating that hemodialysis patients’ narratives contain keywords related to the motivational sphere.

Angioletti, L., Bossola, M., De Filippis, D., Balconi, M., Lived experiences of patients on hemodialytic treatment: a discursive perspective on fatigue and motivational issues, <<HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY OPEN>>, 2018; 5 (2): 1-10. [doi:10.1177/2055102918809761] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/131635]

Lived experiences of patients on hemodialytic treatment: a discursive perspective on fatigue and motivational issues

Angioletti, Laura
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Bossola, Maurizio;De Filippis, Daniela;Balconi, Michela
2018

Abstract

Fatigue is an incapacitating symptom for patients on chronic hemodialysis treatment. This study explored the relationship between hemodialysis patients’ subjective experience and motivation. The investigation of patients’ narratives and fatigue-related factors was performed by holding semi-structured interviews with 31 hemodialysis patients. Fatigue Severity Scale and Behavioral Inhibition/Activation System questionnaire were used to assess fatigue severity and motivational mechanisms. Results showed significant differences in the use of specific topics and words (such as “family,” “to manage,” “dialysis,” “psychological issues”) depending on high, medium, and low Behavioral Inhibition System, Behavioral Activation System, and Fatigue Severity Scale scores, indicating that hemodialysis patients’ narratives contain keywords related to the motivational sphere.
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Angioletti, L., Bossola, M., De Filippis, D., Balconi, M., Lived experiences of patients on hemodialytic treatment: a discursive perspective on fatigue and motivational issues, <>, 2018; 5 (2): 1-10. [doi:10.1177/2055102918809761] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/131635]
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