Psycho-Social Distress and Emotional Patterns among Hypertensive Patients

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Malek Alkhutaba


In this research, the investigation is done to find the relationship between emotional patterns and psycho-social distress. Hypersensitive patients are the subject in this research and hypertension is the medical condition that is the center of attention for this research. The sample consisted of (30) hypertensive patients. For data collection, the Hospital Anxiety and Depression HADS scale (Zigmond and Snaith), and the Perceived Stress PSS (Sheldon Cohen) employed to measure psycho-social distress. While the emotional patterns assessed through self-report measures or structured interviews. The finding revealed several key findings related to psycho-social distress and emotional patterns among hypertensive patients. The descriptive statistics demonstrated that the participants experienced moderate levels of anxiety, depression, and perceived stress. Emotional patterns such as anger, hostility, and fear were also prevalent among the participants. Correlation analysis indicated significant relationships between psycho-social distress, emotional patterns, and other relevant variables, providing insights into the complex interplay between these factors. This study recommendations can be patient education programs should be implemented to promote self-care practices, stress reduction, and emotional well-being. Collaborative care models that involve multidisciplinary teams, including psychologists and social workers, can further enhance the management of psycho-social distress in hypertensive patients.


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