Renal diseases are distressing and it is, especially, the aspect of uncertainty that exerts an influence on patients’ emotional adjustment to illness. The present study investigates the relationship between uncertainty and trait emotional intelligence (EI), and the role of EI as mediator in the relationship between uncertainty, anxiety, and depression in nephropathy patients. Fifty patients were asked to complete a worksheet including the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire—Short Form, and Mishel Uncertainty in Illness Scale. Structural equation modeling has been used to examine whether trait EI mediates the relationship between uncertainty, anxiety, and depression. Through structural equation modeling, it has been demonstrated that trait EI mediated the relationship between uncertainty, anxiety, and depression. These findings suggest to develop coaching programs aimed at strengthening nephropathy patients’ emotional responses to uncertainty; in this way, it could be possible to observe an improvement in patients’ quality of life.

Role of Emotional Intelligence as a Mediating Factor Between Uncertainty and Anxiety Hospital in Chronic Renal Patients

BARBERIS, NADIA;COSTA, SEBASTIANO;GITTO, LARA NICOLETTA;LARCAN, Rosalba;BUEMI, Michele;SANTORO, Domenico
2019-01-01

Abstract

Renal diseases are distressing and it is, especially, the aspect of uncertainty that exerts an influence on patients’ emotional adjustment to illness. The present study investigates the relationship between uncertainty and trait emotional intelligence (EI), and the role of EI as mediator in the relationship between uncertainty, anxiety, and depression in nephropathy patients. Fifty patients were asked to complete a worksheet including the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire—Short Form, and Mishel Uncertainty in Illness Scale. Structural equation modeling has been used to examine whether trait EI mediates the relationship between uncertainty, anxiety, and depression. Through structural equation modeling, it has been demonstrated that trait EI mediated the relationship between uncertainty, anxiety, and depression. These findings suggest to develop coaching programs aimed at strengthening nephropathy patients’ emotional responses to uncertainty; in this way, it could be possible to observe an improvement in patients’ quality of life.
2019
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