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Shahgholian N, Mardanian Dehkordi L. Spiritual Health in Patients undergoing Hemodialysis. IJN 2016; 29 (103) :60-67
URL: http://ijn.iums.ac.ir/article-1-2363-en.html
1- Member of Isfahan Kidney Diseases Research Center, Department of Critical Care Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
2- Department of Adult Health Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran. (٭Corresponding author). Tel: 03137927541 Email: mardanian@nm.mui.ac.ir
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Background & Aims: End stage renal disease (ESRD) is one the chronic and threatening life disease. The disorders of the disease and its treatment reveal the need to help these patients in various dimension of health. As paying attention to spiritual dimension can have a great impact on health gain; this study was performed to examine the spiritual health in patients undergoing hemodialysis treatment.

Material & Methods: This descriptive analytical study was done in 96 patients selected by census sampling, from three hemodialysis centers of Isfahan University of medical science. Information collected through a questionnaire with two parts: demographics part & Palutzian and Ellison spiritual health questionnaire. The data analyzed by SPSS 16, ANOVA, independent t test, Spearman and Pearson correlation coefficient test.

Results: The results indicated that 25 % of patients had high level, 74% had moderate level and 1% had low level spirituality. There was a significant correlation between the level of education (P =0.002) and marital status (P =0.033) with the level of mental health, but it had no significant relationship with the sex (P=0.28), age (P =00104), the number of children (P =0/465), history of other diseases (P =0.56) and hospitalizations (P =00407).

Conclusion: Findings showed that the level of Spiritual health was moderate in hemodialysis patients and Spirituality health was higher in married and educated patients. As a result for promotion of spirituality health, it is suggested to provide religious-based interventions in people with lower spiritual health. 

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: nursing
Received: 2016/09/21 | Accepted: 2016/12/24 | Published: 2016/12/24

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