The Nexus of Emotional Patterns and Self Efficacy Among Hypertensive Patients

نوع المستند : المقالة الأصلية


Associate professor art and humanities college, Psychology department


Hypertension is a long-term health problem. People with high blood pressure often experience varied feelings. These feelings can alter their confidence in handling their wellbeing. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between emotions and self-efficacy among people with high blood pressure. Sample of the study consisting of (30) participants were selected randomly from the Hypertension clinic. Using the mix method approach; Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), Generalized Anxiety Disorder Scale (GAD7), and Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ9). Through evaluation with the Healthy Lifestyles Scale were used. In addition to, Semi-Structured Interviews: The interviews were performed with a smaller group of patient participants that discussed their experiences as hypertension routine management, tackling the challenge of emotions and their self-efficacy perception. Findings of the study showed that the correlation analysis has revealed a strong positive correlation between the emotional pattern scores, which imply emotional stress level assessed by the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), and the self-efficacy scores, which represent the power of self-control analyzed by the Healthy Lifestyles Scale (HLS). The correlation coefficient between perceived stress (r = 0.528, p < 0.001) and confidence management of hypertension (p < 0.001) was stronger; an interesting fact, though not fully understood. Significance of age as a predictor of self-efficacy was observed following the presence of a positive correlation (r=0.345, p<0.01) suggesting that mature aged participants tend to display higher levels of confidence in the management of hypertensive-related behaviors

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