Paper Information

Journal:   HORMOZGAN MEDICAL JOURNAL   AUGUST-SEPTAMBER 2014 , Volume 18 , Number 3; Page(s) 229 To 237.
 
Paper: 

ASSOCIATION BETWEEN SPIRITUAL HEALTH AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN PATIENTS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES IN BANDAR ABBAS, IRAN

 
 
Author(s):  RAMEZANKHANI A., GHAEDI M.*, HATAMI H., TAGHDISI M.H., GOLMIRZAI J., BEHZAD A.
 
* SHAHID BEHESHTI UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: Spiritual wellbeing is one of the fundamental concepts in chronic diseases in which create meaning and purpose in life and considered as an important approach in promoting general health and quality of life. This study was aimed to explore the relationship between spiritual wellbeing and the quality of life among the patients with type 2 diabetes referred to diabetes clinic of Aboureihan specific diseases centre in Bandar Abbas.
Methods: This descriptive study was carried out on 330 patients between 40-74 years referred to diabetes clinic in year 2012. Information through spiritual health and quality of life questionnaires were collected. Data analysis by describtive statistics and Pearson Correlation was performed. P
<0.05 was considered significant.
Results: There was a significant relationship between spiritual wellbeing, religious and existential aspect of spiritual wellbeing and aspects of quality of life.
Conclusion: The results may intensify the necessity of strengthening of the spiritual health as a factor affecting quality of life in those patients. The key point in a country like Iran with intellectual, cultural and religious beliefs could be useful and necessary in designing care therapies programs for such patients.

 
Keyword(s): HEALTH, QUALITY OF LIFE, DIABETES TYPE 2
 
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