How Do Patients on Hemodialysis Perceive and Overcome Hemodialysis? Concept Development of the Resilience of Patients on Hemodialysis

Eun Young Kim, Ye Na Lee, Sung Ok Chang

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This study was conducted to clarify and conceptualize the phenomenon of the resilience of patients on hemodialysis. Three phases of a hybrid model were applied. In the theoretical phase, a working definition of the resilience of patients on hemodialysis was developed via literature review. In the fieldwork phase, in-depth interviews were conducted with 10 patients. Qualitative data from the interviews were analyzed to find attributes of resilience for patients on hemodialysis. The final analytical phase interpreted and compared findings of the theoretical and fieldwork phases. The concept of the resilience of patients on hemodialysis was as a complex phenomenon possessing several dimensions and attributes, delineating how patients on hemodialysis perceive and overcome hemodialysis. This conceptualization could lead to demonstrating a theoretical construct of resilience of patients on hemodialysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)521-530
Number of pages10
JournalNephrology nursing journal : journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Sep 1



  • concept development
  • hemodialysis patient
  • hybrid model
  • resilience

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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