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Baljani E, Khashabi J, Amanpour E, Azimi N. Relationship between Spiritual Well-being, Religion, and Hope among Patients with Cancer. Journal of Hayat. 2011; 17 (3) :27-37
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1- MSc., School of Nursing, Islamic Azad University, Urmia Branch, Urmia, Iran
2- Professor, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran
3- MSc. in Nursing, Islamic Azad University, Urmia Branch, Urmia, Iran
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Background & Aim: Spiritual well-being, religion, and hope are important factors in coping with cancer among patients. Nurses need to understand these concepts within a cultural context. This study aimed to determine the relationship between spiritual well-being, religion, and hope in patients with cancer.

Methods & Materials: In this cross-sectional study, 164 patients with cancer were selected using sequential convenience sampling method. Data were collected using a four-part questionnaire. Descriptive analysis, Pearson correlation and multivariate regression analysis were used to analyses the data.

Results: There were significant correlations between the existential well-being, religious well-being, and the hope. There were also significant correlations between the intrinsic religious, religious practices, and the hope. Existential well-being, organizational religiousness and intrinsic religious beliefs predicted hope.

Conclusion: The results of this study emphasized on the importance of the spiritual well-being and religion as variables affecting on hope in patients with cancer. This would help nurses and clinical specialists to focus on religion and spirituality well-being in order to increase hope in the patients.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Nursing Care
Published: 2013/08/19 | ePublished: 2013/08/19

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