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Rezaie Shahsavarloo Z, Lotfi M, Taghadosi M, Mousavi M, Yousefi Z, Amirkhosravi N. Relationship between components of Spiritual well-being with hope and life satisfaction in elderly cancer patients in Kashan, 2013. jgn. 2015; 1 (2) :43-54
URL: http://jgn.medilam.ac.ir/article-1-76-en.html
, Sajjad.lotfi@yahoo.com
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Introduction and purpose: Having cancer is an unpleasant experience which can upset several aspects of patients’ life, such as decreasing level of hope and life satisfaction. It seems that spiritual well-being can positively affect patients’ life by increasing their level of hope and life satisfaction. Thereby, this study aimed to determine the relationship between spiritual well-being components and religious attitude with life satisfaction in patients with cancer.
Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 100 patients with cancer were selected using the sequential convenience sampling method .Data was collected using a four-part questionnaire (demographic, Ellison and pollution Spiritual well-being, Herth hope index and life satisfaction Inventory-Z). Data were analyzed with SPSS version 16.0.
Findings: Mean age of patients in this study was 62.59±10.77 years. Mean scores of life satisfaction and hope were 16.03±5.58 and 40.21±5.32, respectively that showed significant relationships with gender. The mean of total Spiritual well-being was 87.48±12.11 while, the mean of its component was 44.70±6.20 for religious well-being and 42.78±7.57 for existential well-being. There were significant and positive correlations between the Spiritual well-being with hope and life satisfaction.
Conclusion: The results of this study emphasized on the importance of the both religious and existential well-being in increasing level of hope and life satisfaction among cancer patients. It is suggested to empower patients with such abilities during hospitalization, treatment and rehabilitation. In addition, nurses and clinical specialist are recommended to get familiar with cares that enhance spiritual well-being of patients with cancer.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/05/5 | Accepted: 2014/11/18 | Published: 2015/02/14

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