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Health Spiritual Med Ethics 2016, 3(4): 24-28 Back to browse issues page
The relationship between spiritual well-being and stress coping strategies in hemodialysis patients
Dr Zahra Taheri-Kharameh
School of Paramedical Sciences, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran
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Background and Objectives: Spiritual well-being has been recognized as an important resource to cope with illness and life stresses. The aim of this study is to determine the Spiritual well-being status as well as stress coping strategies in hemodialysis patients.

Methods: This descriptive-analysis study included 95 randomly selected patients undergoing treatments with hemodialysis in hemodialysis centers of Qom hospitals. Data collection instruments were the Spiritual Well-Being Scale and Jalowiec Coping Scale Data were analyzed via SPSS 16 software, by using descriptive statistics, Pearson correlation coefficient and independent t-test.

Results: The mean and standard deviation score of spiritual well-being of patients were 91.98±15.09 while the mean and standard deviation of existential and religious well-being were 50.76±8.06 and 41.22±8.91, respectively. 52.6% got scores higher than the average score in spiritual well-being. The most common coping strategies in patients were Evasive and Supportant copings. Spiritual well-being and problem-oriented coping strategies had a significant positive correlation (r = 0.41, p = 0.008). But there was no significant relationship between spiritual well-being and emotion-focused coping strategies.

Conclusion: Results showed that hemodialysis patients mostly use emotion-oriented strategies when facing disease and treatment’s challenges. There was a positive relation between spiritual well-being and problem-oriented coping strategies; therefore, in order to increase levels of coping with the disease, the care plan should be written with an emphasis on patients' spiritual needs.

Keywords: Compatibility, Hemodialysis, Spiritual Well-Being, Spirituality, Stress Coping.
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: General
Received: 2016/07/20 | Accepted: 2016/09/18 | Published: 2016/11/26
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Taheri-Kharameh Z. The relationship between spiritual well-being and stress coping strategies in hemodialysis patients. Health Spiritual Med Ethics. 2016; 3 (4) :24-28
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