On the relationship between prayer frequency and spiritual health in patients under hemodialysis therapy

hojjati, hamid (2010) On the relationship between prayer frequency and spiritual health in patients under hemodialysis therapy. Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, 12 (46). pp. 21-514.

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Abstract

The lack of spiritual health, particularly in chronic patients, consequences several psychosocial and physical problems. Spiritual and religious powers, such as prayer, play an important role in adaptation with diseases. So, this study was conducted to assess the relationship between spiritual health and prayer frequency in patients under hemodialysis therapy.  Materials and Methods: Inthis descriptive-analytic study, 245 hemodialysis patients referred to Golestan University of Medical Sciences hospitals in 2009, fulfilled the Meraviglia prayer frequency and Palutzian-Ellison spiritual health questionnaires. Data were analyzed by SPSS software version 16, using descriptive indexes, Kruskal-Wallis, Spearman correlation, ANOVA and Tukeyâ��s tests.  Results: There was a high level ofprayer frequency in 98 of participants. Prayer rituals (98), experiences (81) and attitudes (78) were reported in high levels. Majority of patients (72) had high levels of spiritual health. Prayer frequency was significantly related with spiritual health, education level, career and ethnicity (P<0.05).  Conclusion: Considering dominant religious culture in Iranian population, Prayer had a considerable affect on spiritual health of hemodialysis patients. Â

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health
Depositing User: jfmh jfmh
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 19:08
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 19:08
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5845

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