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Moghimian M, Salmani F. The Study of Correlation between Spiritual well-being and Hope in Cancer Patients Referring to Seyyedo Shohada Training-Therapy Center of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, 2010, Isfahan, Iran. Qom Univ Med Sci J 2012; 6 (3) :40-45
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1- Islamic Azad University, Najafabad Branch , m-moghimian@iaun.ac.ir
2- Islamic Azad University, Najafabad Branch
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Background and Objectives: Religious and spiritual resources are important coping resources for cancer patients during the process of disease that can be used to improve the psychological problems such as despair. This research tries to study the correlation between spiritual well-being and hope in cancer patients. Methods: In this descriptive cross-sectional study with demographic questionnaire, Ellison and Palutzian’s spiritual well being and Snyder’s hope questionnaire, 300 cancer patients who referred to training-therapy center of Isfahan university of medical sciences were selected with Available sampling. Data were analyzed by descriptive statistical and Spearman and Pearson tests and the significant level equal to 0.05 was considered.   Results: The findings of this research showed that there was direct and significant correlation between spiritual well-being and hope (r=0.27) (p<0.0001).   Conclusion: Treatment staff can provide opportunities to identify spiritual needs of cancer patients to promote their spiritual health and hope among them. Thus it is recommended in order to maintain health and increase hope among patients, the important role of spiritual health in nursing care of life-threatening diseases such as cancer take into more consideration.

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Received: 2016/02/13 | Accepted: 2016/02/22 | Published: 2016/02/22

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