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J Urmia Nurs Midwifery Fac 2016, 14(7): 592-600 Back to browse issues page
EVALUATING THE EFFECT OF SPIRITUAL COUNSELING ON SPIRITUAL WELL-BEING OF CANCER PATIENTS UNDERGOING CHEMOTHERAPY IN OMID RESEARCH-TREATMENT HOSPITAL IN URMIA, IN 2014
Dr Abdollah Khorami Marekani 1, Omid Naseri2, Dr Molood Radfar3, Dr HamidReza Khalkhali4
1- Assistant Professor Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Khoy Nursing School (Corresponding Author) , Khorami.abdolah@gmail.com
2- Ms student in nursing Urmia medical science university
3- Assistant Professor Urmia medical science university
4- associate professor Urmia medical science university
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Background & Aims: Cancer carries a lot of complications in disease and treatment stages. The most important side effect of cancer is disrupting of spiritual wellbeing. It seems that the development of solutions based on spirituality and spiritual counseling can be especially effective factors in aforementioned Components. The main aim of this study is to survey the effect of spiritual counseling on spiritual well-being in patients with cancer who undergoing chemotherapy in Omid research-treatment hospital in Urmia.

Materials & Methods: In this clinical study, 60 patients with cancer who hospitalized in Omid research-treatment hospital randomly were selected and divided equally into intervention and control groups as well. The intervention group received 8 approved spiritual counseling sessions, based on standard training plan, and the control group received routine hospital care. Data collection instrument used in this study was the Pallutzian and Ellison Spiritual Well-Being questionnaire and the obtained data were analyzed with descriptive and inferential statistical analysis.

Results: The mean and standard deviation scores of spiritual well-being of patients, before and after the intervention were respectively 73/6 ± 67/54 and 19/6 ± 83/85. The mean and standard deviation scores in control group, before and after treatment, were respectively 74 76/5 ± 33/54 and 98/5 ± 80/54 as well. Fractional comparisons with independent t-test in two groups showed a significant difference in scores between the two groups (P< 0.001). There was no significant difference between pre-test scores in groups (P> 0.05). Furthermore, in comparing the mean scores with paired t-test score, no significant difference was observed before and after the intervention (P< 0.001). There was no significant difference in scores, before and after the intervention, in control group as well (P> 0.05).

Conclusion: Implementing the spiritual counseling plays an important role in the spiritual well-being of patients with cancer. This significant factor highlights the importance of the spiritual and running consultation plan in public centers where cancer patients are hospitalized.

Keywords: Cancer, chemotherapy, spiritual well-being, spiritual counseling
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Khorami Marekani A, Naseri O, Radfar M, Khalkhali H. EVALUATING THE EFFECT OF SPIRITUAL COUNSELING ON SPIRITUAL WELL-BEING OF CANCER PATIENTS UNDERGOING CHEMOTHERAPY IN OMID RESEARCH-TREATMENT HOSPITAL IN URMIA, IN 2014. J Urmia Nurs Midwifery Fac. 2016; 14 (7) :592-600
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