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Pielęgniarstwo w Opiece Długoterminowej / Long-Term Care Nursing
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vol. 8
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Acceptance of illness and life satisfaction in mechanically ventilated patients depending on the type of disease, type of ventilation and demographic factors

Katarzyna Tomaszewska
Bożena Majchrowicz
Krystyna Kowalczuk

  1. Zakład Pielęgniarstwa, Wydział Ochrony Zdrowia, Państwowa Akademia Nauk Stosowanych im. ks. B. Markiewicza w Jarosławiu, Polska
  2. Instytut Ochrony Zdrowia, Państwowa Akademia Nauk Stosowanych w Przemyślu, Polska
  3. Zakład Zintegrowanej Opieki Medycznej, Wydział Nauk o Zdrowiu, Uniwersytet Medyczny w Białymstoku, Polska
Long-Term Care Nursing 2023; 8 (4): 3-15
Online publish date: 2023/12/14
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The aim of this paper was to assess the level of acceptance of chronic disease and life satisfaction of patients receiving long-term home invasive and noninvasive mechanical ventilation.

Material and methods:
The study group included 73 patients receiving invasive and non-invasive mechanical ventilation at home. The study was conducted between February and September 2022. The research tool was an original survey questionnaire and two standardized scales: the Acceptance of Illness Scale (AIS) and the Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) adapted by Juszczyński. The Chi-square test for independence of variables and Kramer's V test were used in the statistical analysis. Correlations were made using Spearman's rho coefficient.

The average level of acceptance of the disease among the surveyed people was 20.73 +/- 5.36 (min. 8 and max. 40). The average level of satisfaction with life (SWLS) of surveyed people receiving long-term mechanical ventilation at home was 17.66 +/- 5.37 (min. 5 and max. 35). The obtained results allow us to conclude that there is a statistically significant positive correlation with a relatively strong relationship between the AIS level and the SWLS level.

It can be observed that a higher level of acceptance of the disease is associated with greater life satisfaction. The analysis showed that gender does not statistically significantly differentiate the level of satisfaction with SWLS life and the level of acceptance of the AIS disease. The level of satisfaction with life and acceptance of the disease does not differ statistically significantly due to the type of ventilation used.


home mechanical ventilation, chronic disease, disease acceptance, life satisfaction

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