The Correlation Between Sense of Coherence and Quality of Life Among Kidney Transplantation Patients

  • Natana Ruksaken ณัฐนา รักษาเคน นักศึกษา หลักสูตรพยาบาลศาสตรมหาบัณฑิต สาขาวิชาการพยาบาลผู้ใหญ่ คณะพยาบาลศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยขอนแก่น
  • Dr.Nonglak Methakarnjanasak ดร.นงลักษณ์ เมธากาญจนศักดิ์ ผู้ช่วยศาสตราจารย์ สาขาวิชาการพยาบาลผู้ใหญ่ คณะพยาบาลศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยขอนแก่น
Keywords: Sense of coherence, Quality of life, Correlation, Kidney transplantation patients


A descriptive  study aimed to examine a correlation between sense of coherence and quality of life among kidney transplantation patients.  Participants consisted of 194 kidney transplantation patients, in Srinagarind Hospital, faculty of medicine, Khon Kaen University.  Study from February to June 2016.  The research instruments included personal questionnaires, sense of coherence questionnaires and quality of life questionnaires. Data were analyzed by frequency, percentage, average, standard deviation, and pearson correlation coefficient. Result showed that kidney transplant patients had an average score of sense of coherence and quality of life at a medium level (X = 137.50, S.D.= 20.76) and (X = 18.90, S.D.= 1.85)  respectively and this study revealed that sense of coherence was positive related to quality of life at a significant level (r = .694, p-value <.05)


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