Health  Vol.6 No.11 , May 2014
Psychological and Social Health Status of Patients with Lung Diseases in Jordan
ABSTRACT
Objective: The study aims to investigate the psychosocial health status of patients with pulmonary diseases in Jordan. Methods: A cross-sectional survey using 230 patients diagnosed with lung diseases from six major hospitals in Jordan used to collect data in regards to depressive symptoms, psychological distress, coping, life satisfaction, and perceived social support. Data were collected from Jan 2013 to May 2013. Results: About 50% of the patients reported moderate levels of ability to effectively cope with life situations, life satisfaction, psychological distress, and perceived social support from family, friends and others. About 29% of the patients reported that they had moderate to severe depressive symptoms. Depressive symptoms had significant and negative correlation with life satisfaction and perceived social support (r = ﹣0.21 to ﹣0.39, p < 0.001). Times of admissions (β = 2.72, p = 0.007), marital status (β = 2.63, p = 0.009), and life satisfaction (β = ﹣4.54, p ≤ 0.001) were the significant predictors of depressive symptoms. Conclusion: Health professionals need to screening for psychological disturbances for their patients. There should be integration between early detection of psychological disturbances and implementation of effective treatment plans.

Cite this paper
Hamdan-Mansour, A. , Azzeghaiby, S. , Arabiat, D. and Badawi, T. (2014) Psychological and Social Health Status of Patients with Lung Diseases in Jordan. Health, 6, 1143-1151. doi: 10.4236/health.2014.611141.
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