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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152401
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Spirituality and Coping in Persons With a Life-Threatening Illness
Abstract:
Spirituality and Coping in Persons With a Life-Threatening Illness
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Ruder, Shirley M., RN, MSN, EdD
P.I. Institution Name:Florida Gulf Coast University
Title:Assistant Professor of Nursing
The impact of spirituality as a component of psychological well-being is becoming more recognized by health professionals even though the relationship between spirituality and coping abilities is relatively new in the literature. The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between spiritual well-being and coping patterns in persons with life threatening illness. The hypothesis was that there is a significant positive correlation between spiritual well-being and the abiity to cope with a life-threatening illness such as cancer. Method: Subjects were recruited from a local Hospice who were able to complete a questionnaire. The questionnaire included the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Spiriutal Well-Being (FACIT-Sp) scale, Dealing with Illness-Coping Inventory (DWI-C)scale, Serenity scale, Coping Humor scale, and State-Trait Anxiety scale (STAI). Findings support a strong positive correlation between spiritual well-being, serenity, and coping abilities. A negative correlation between spiritual well-being and anxiety was supported. Regression analysis supports spiritual well being as a predictor of abiity to cope with a life threatening illness. These finding have great implication for the importance of spiritual care as a core component for those diagnosed with cancer and other life threatening illnesses.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSpirituality and Coping in Persons With a Life-Threatening Illnessen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152401-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Spirituality and Coping in Persons With a Life-Threatening Illness</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ruder, Shirley M., RN, MSN, EdD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Florida Gulf Coast University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">bkruse@fgcu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The impact of spirituality as a component of psychological well-being is becoming more recognized by health professionals even though the relationship between spirituality and coping abilities is relatively new in the literature. The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between spiritual well-being and coping patterns in persons with life threatening illness. The hypothesis was that there is a significant positive correlation between spiritual well-being and the abiity to cope with a life-threatening illness such as cancer. Method: Subjects were recruited from a local Hospice who were able to complete a questionnaire. The questionnaire included the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Spiriutal Well-Being (FACIT-Sp) scale, Dealing with Illness-Coping Inventory (DWI-C)scale, Serenity scale, Coping Humor scale, and State-Trait Anxiety scale (STAI). Findings support a strong positive correlation between spiritual well-being, serenity, and coping abilities. A negative correlation between spiritual well-being and anxiety was supported. Regression analysis supports spiritual well being as a predictor of abiity to cope with a life threatening illness. These finding have great implication for the importance of spiritual care as a core component for those diagnosed with cancer and other life threatening illnesses.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:34:55Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:34:55Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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