Relationship between different dimensions of prayer and spiritual health in hemodialysis patients
Journal of Critical Care Nursing : September 30, 2009, 2 (4); e8242
October 30, 2009
Article Type: Research Article
August 15, 2016
February 03, 2010
F, Sharifnia S.
H, et al. Relationship between different dimensions of prayer and spiritual health in hemodialysis patients,
Crit Care Nurs J.
Aims: Spiritual, physical and mental health is disturbed in some hemodialysis patients. Religious behaviours specially prayer can increase spiritual energy and positive attitude in patients. The aim of this study was to analyze the relationship of prayer with the spiritual health of hemodialysis patients. Methods: This descriptive correlation study was performed on hemodialysis patients referred to Imam Reza Hospital of Amol in 2009. 85 patients who had the study conditions were selected by purposive sampling method. Information was collected through Meraviglia prayer frequency and Palutzian & Ellison spiritual health questionnaires. SPSS 16 statistical software and descriptive and inferential statistics tests (Pearson correlation, ANOVA and Tukey's post hoc test) were used to analyze data. Results: Frequency of prayer was high in 96% of samples. 96% of samples prayed in high level. 85% had the experience of prayer and 87% had a positive view on it. Spiritual health was high in 75% of samples. There was no significant relation between the frequency of prayer and spiritual health (p=0.3). Significant relation was seen between frequency of prayer and marriage (p=0.05) and also between spiritual health and age (p<0.01). Conclusion: Frequency of prayer has no effect on spiritual health of hemodialytic patients. According to the dominancy of religious culture and beliefs of Iranian people, it is expected from health care staff to pay more attention to religious and spiritual dimensions in patients care.
Frequency of Prayer‚ Spiritual Health, Hemodialysis Patients, Amol
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