Religious Practices and Self-Care in Iranian Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Heidari, S. and Rezaei, M. and Sajadi, M. and Ajorpaz, N.M. and Koenig, H.G. (2016) Religious Practices and Self-Care in Iranian Patients with Type 2 Diabetes. Journal of Religion and Health. pp. 1-14.

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Abstract

This study aimed to examine the relationship between religious practices and self-care of patients with type 2 diabetes. A descriptive cross-sectional survey was conducted on 154 diabetic patients who were referred to two general teaching hospitals in Qom City (Iran). Data were collected using demographic questionnaire, private and public religious practices, and summary of diabetes self-care activities questionnaires. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and statistical tests including independent t test, and Pearson correlation coefficient. Significant positive correlations were observed between religious practices and self-care activities in diabetic patients (p < 0.05). Significant positive correlations were also found between some religious practices and self-care activities subscales (p < 0.05). Healthcare providers should be aware of the role that religion plays in the lives of diabetic patients and be able to take religious factors into account when developing care plans. Doing so will enhance a more patient-centered approach and thereby support patients in their role as self-care decision-makers. © 2016 Springer Science+Business Media New York

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: cited By 0; Article in Press
Subjects: Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery > Department of Nursing - Medical Surgical
Depositing User: editor . 2
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2017 17:21
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2017 17:21
URI: http://eprints.kaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/60

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