The effects of spiritual counseling on the hope in hemodialysis patients: A clinical trial study

Afazel, M.R. and Aghajani, M. and Morassaie, F. (2013) The effects of spiritual counseling on the hope in hemodialysis patients: A clinical trial study. Life Science Journal, 10 (SPL.IS). pp. 293-297.

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Abstract

Hope is one of the most significant sources of compatibility in individuals suffering from chronic diseases such as chronic renal failure to survive. Moreover, despair is considered as an important criterion in quitting the treatment and diet, tendency to die, and thoughts of suicide. In this regard, the present study was aimed at determining the effects of spiritual counseling on the hope in hemodialysis patients. Method: This investigation is a clinical trial study that was conducted on 90 hemodialysis patients who were randomly divided into an experimental group (45 patients) and a control one (45 patients). The experimental patients received spiritual counseling for one month while the control group was provided with typical care. Require data were collected through a demographic information questionnaire and the Herth's Hope questionnaire and then analyzed using SPSS 11.5 software. Results: Patients' mean hope was 33.36±5.9 after spiritual counseling which is significantly higher than the mean hope (28.48±3.2) before the treatment (p<0.0001). In the control group; however, no significant difference between the hope and after the study was observed. Moreover, mean hope was significantly higher after spiritual counseling to that of the control group (p<0.0001).Conclusion: Utilizing spiritual counseling as an effective, economical, and unaggressive treatment has resulted in improving methods of enhancing hope in hemodialysis patients.

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Subjects: Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery > Department of Management & Health
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Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2017 16:10
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2017 16:10
URI: http://eprints.kaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/609

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