Quality of life and Spirituality in Individuals with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Using Long-Term Oxygen Therapy

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161454
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Presentation
Title:
Quality of life and Spirituality in Individuals with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Using Long-Term Oxygen Therapy
Abstract:
Quality of life and Spirituality in Individuals with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Using Long-Term Oxygen Therapy
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Keefe, Raquel
Contact Address:2158D East Meyer Blvd, Kansas City,, MO, 64132, USA
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major problem among the elderly in the United States today. Physical and psychological issues arise from the experiences associated with this disease as well as the additional restrictions due to the long term oxygen therapy (LTOT). Research has neglected quality of life and spirituality in individuals with COPD using LTOT. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between quality of life and spirituality in individuals with COPD using LTOT. A convenience sample of 170 potential subjects consisting of men and women with COPD using LTOT supplied by a local home health company were sent the surveys. Forty-nine (23.5%) subjects completed and returned the surveys. Quality of life was assessed using the Medical Outcomes study short form (MOS SF-36). Spirituality was assessed using the Spiritual Well-Being Scale (SWB). The research questions addressed by this descriptive-correlational study were: (1) What is the relationship between spirituality and quality of life in individuals with COPD on LTOT?; (2) What is the relationship between existential well-being (EWB) as measured by the SWB and quality of life in individuals with COPD on LTOT?; and (3) What is the relationship between religious well-being (RWB) as measured by the SWB and quality of life in individuals with COPD on LTOT? Results thus far demonstrate no significant relationships amongst the variables. Inverse relationships between physical quality of life (PQOL) and mental quality of life (MQOL); PQOL and SWB; PQOL and RWB; along with MQOL and RWB were found. Positive relationships were demonstrated between PQOL and EWB along with MQOL and EWB. The relationships found, though not significant, indicate a need for further study of the relationship between spirituality and QOL for this chronically ill population so health care providers can provide treatment that is holistic. AN: MN030037
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleQuality of life and Spirituality in Individuals with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Using Long-Term Oxygen Therapyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161454-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Quality of life and Spirituality in Individuals with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Using Long-Term Oxygen Therapy </td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Keefe, Raquel</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">2158D East Meyer Blvd, Kansas City,, MO, 64132, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major problem among the elderly in the United States today. Physical and psychological issues arise from the experiences associated with this disease as well as the additional restrictions due to the long term oxygen therapy (LTOT). Research has neglected quality of life and spirituality in individuals with COPD using LTOT. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between quality of life and spirituality in individuals with COPD using LTOT. A convenience sample of 170 potential subjects consisting of men and women with COPD using LTOT supplied by a local home health company were sent the surveys. Forty-nine (23.5%) subjects completed and returned the surveys. Quality of life was assessed using the Medical Outcomes study short form (MOS SF-36). Spirituality was assessed using the Spiritual Well-Being Scale (SWB). The research questions addressed by this descriptive-correlational study were: (1) What is the relationship between spirituality and quality of life in individuals with COPD on LTOT?; (2) What is the relationship between existential well-being (EWB) as measured by the SWB and quality of life in individuals with COPD on LTOT?; and (3) What is the relationship between religious well-being (RWB) as measured by the SWB and quality of life in individuals with COPD on LTOT? Results thus far demonstrate no significant relationships amongst the variables. Inverse relationships between physical quality of life (PQOL) and mental quality of life (MQOL); PQOL and SWB; PQOL and RWB; along with MQOL and RWB were found. Positive relationships were demonstrated between PQOL and EWB along with MQOL and EWB. The relationships found, though not significant, indicate a need for further study of the relationship between spirituality and QOL for this chronically ill population so health care providers can provide treatment that is holistic. AN: MN030037 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:21:36Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:21:36Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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