Journal article

Relationship Between Spiritual Well-Being and Hope in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease

Ameneh Yaghoobzadeh, Mohammad Ali Soleimani, Kelly A Allen, Yiong Huak Chan, Kaye A Herth

Journal of Religion and Health | SPRINGER | Published : 2018


Spirituality and hope have been identified as important constructs in health research, since both are thought to enhance a person's ability to cope with the consequences of serious illness. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between spiritual well-being and hope in patients with cardiovascular disease. Using descriptive, correlational methodology, the investigator gathered data on a convenience sample of 500 patients with cardiovascular disease who were hospitalized in a medical institution in Iran. The study was conducted over a four-month period. Participants completed a demographic questionnaire, the Spiritual Well-Being Scale (SWBS) and the Herth Hope Index (HHI). The ..

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