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majde teimoori Z, sedghi sabet M, hasavari F, rezapuor M. The study of bodily, mental, social , and economical problems of major ‎thalassemia infected patient that referred to Somesara Imam Khomeini Hospital. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2008; 18 (1) :31-37
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Introduction: At present century, hereditary illnesses are most common illnesses of today’s ‎human. Our country, Iran from the ‎‏250‏‎ million patients affected to a type of hereditary ‎anemia in the world has the first rank. According to recent statistics, there are more than ‎‏30000‏‎ thalassemic patients in Iran. The important point is that most of these patients are in the ‎north provinces and their treatment costs are more than ‎‏35‏‎ million Rials per year. ‎

Objective: Study aims to determine physical, mental and socio-economic problems of ‎thalassemic patients referring to Emam Khomeini Hospital SomeaSara.

‎ Methods: In this descriptive analytic study all patients with Major thalasemia who referred to ‎thalassemia ward of Imam Khomeini Hospital in SomeaSara were selected in (‎‏77‏‎ individual) ‎and received necessary information by questionnaire. In this questionnaire in addition to ‎population characteristics, their physical, mental and socio-economic problems were assessed. ‎

Results: Study results showed that most physical problem (‎‏58.4%‏‎) included " largeness of ‎spleen and spleenectomy", most mental problem (‎‏51.9%‏‎) was " feeling in depression and ‎disappointment", most social problem included " long distance from place of living to health ‎center" and finally most economic problem (‎‏67.5%‏‎) included insufficient financial support of ‎Thalassemia Patient Protection Community. ‎

 Conclusion: In general results of this research show that more than ‎‏50%‏‎ of thalassemia ‎patients suffer from physical, mental, and socio-economic problems. Therefore, since our ‎country has the highest rate of thalassemic patients and most of them are young, requires ‎better attention of those responsible in order to promote their quality of life and also decrease ‎the high costs. ‎

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/08/23 | Accepted: 2014/08/23 | Published: 2014/08/23

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