Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF URMIA NURSING AND MIDWIFERY FACULTY   JULY 2017 , Volume 15 , Number 8 (98) #S0025; Page(s) 696 To 703.
 
Paper: 

THE IMPACT OF SPIRITUAL COUNSELING IN HOPE OF PATIENTS WITH CANCER

 
 
Author(s):  BALJANI ESFANDYAR*, AZIMPOUR AFSANEH, BABALOO TAYEBEH, RAHIMI JALEH, CHERAGHI ROZITA
 
* DEPARTMENT OF NURSING, URMIA BRANCH, ISLAMIC AZAD UNIVERSITY, URMIA, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background & Aim: Consulting with a spiritual approach and the important role of nurses in psychological support of cancer patients has been considered by researchers. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of spiritual consultation in hope of cancer patients.
Materials & Methods: This study was a clinical trial. The data collection tool was a two-part questionnaire in which Demographic characteristics were evaluated in the first part and in the second part, hope were evaluated by Herth Hope Index. The study population included all patients with cancer was admitted to Urmia city hospital. The number of samples was 76 cancer patients who were chosen and then randomly divided into two intervention and control groups. Patients in the control group received routine care hospitals, but patients in the intervention group received 10 sessions of spiritual counseling. To analyze the data, SPSS software, Descriptive statistics, Wilcoxon and Mann-Whitney test with p<0.05 were used.
Results: Results showed HHI scores before and after treatment have no significant difference in control group patients with cancer (p>0.05), while in the intervention group are significantly different (p<0.05) and HHL Scores between the intervention and control groups before intervention was not significantly different (p>0.05). HHI Scores was significantly different in patients with cancer between the intervention and control groups after the intervention (p<0.05).
Conclusion: Researches concluded that spiritual counseling is effective in hopes of cancer patients. In dealing with patients' spiritual needs, nurses should pay attention to the background and unique needs of patients.

 
Keyword(s): HOPE, SPIRITUAL COUNSELING, CANCER
 
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