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Health Spiritual Med Ethics 2014, 1(3): 2-9 Back to browse issues page
General health and religious coping strategies in patients suffering from asthma
Seyyed Hassan Adeli, Sekine Moghaddam Shiri, Fatemeh Hosseinzadeh, Mostafa V ahedian
Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran.
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Background and Objectives: Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease characterized by reversible contraction of airways. Coping strategies can reduce the negative impact of the disease in individuals or cause incompatible behaviors by negative effect. This study aimed to evaluate the religious coping strategies in asthma patients and the relationship of religious coping and general health. Methods: The study included 102 asthmatic patients referred to the pulmonary clinic of Shahid Beheshti hospital of Qom. Brief religious coping strategy questionnaire and the general health questionnaire were used in this study. Results: The mean positive religious coping strategy was 26.24±9.89 and 60% of the patients had higher than average scores. The mean negative religious coping strategy was 10.56±3.99 and 35% of patients had a mean score higher than average scores. The mean total general health score was 23.91±11.9. Conclusion: The study results showed that asthmatic patients are at greater risk of depression and a negative correlation exists between positive religious coping and general health scores. It can be concluded that in asthmatic patients, depression should be suspected sooner. Also, during the course of treatment and in cases of resistant to treatment, this issue should be considered. It can be concluded that the patients who use more positive coping strategies and have a strong spiritual beliefs may have higher mental health that leads to higher physical health and a better response to treatment. Religious coping strategies; general health; depression.

Keywords: Religious Orientation, Marital Satisfaction, Couples.
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: General
Received: 2016/02/13 | Accepted: 2016/03/6 | Published: 2016/03/6
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Hassan Adeli S, Moghaddam Shiri S, Hosseinzadeh F, V ahedian M. General health and religious coping strategies in patients suffering from asthma. Health Spiritual Med Ethics. 2014; 1 (3) :2-9
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