The Relationships between Spiritual Well-Being, Quality of Life and Depression among Taiwanese Elderly

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/601635
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Full-text
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Text-based Document
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Poster
Title:
The Relationships between Spiritual Well-Being, Quality of Life and Depression among Taiwanese Elderly
Author(s):
Cooksey-James, Tawna; Lee, Yi-Hui; Salman, Ali
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Alpha Mu
Author Details:
Tawna Cooksey-James, RN, CNE, cookseyt@ohio.edu; Yi-Hui Lee, RN; Ali Salman, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, July 26, 2015: Purpose: Depression is a mental health problem commonly impacting elderly people. 'Elders with Chinese cultural background have a high prevalence of depression. While spirituality was revealed to have a significant association with depressive symptoms, literatures also have documented that spiritual well-being is associated with health outcomes and health promoting behaviors. However, the spiritual well-being and its relationship with quality of life and depression in the Chinese elders have not been addressed in the literature. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between spiritual well-being, quality of life and depression among Taiwanese elders. Methods: A convenience sample of 150 Taiwanese elders who are 65 years-old or older participated in this cross-sectional study. Concepts of the study were measured by the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D), the Spirituality Index of Well-Being Scale (SIWB), and a SF-12v2. Results: This study revealed that spiritual well-being was positively related to quality of life (PCS: r =0.418, p<0.01; MCS: r=0.531, p<0.01) but negatively correlated with depression (r= -0.456, p<0.01), and Taiwanese elders who had higher scores on both PCS and MCS reported lower scores on the depression scale (r = -0.513, p<0.01; r= -0.452, p<0.01). Conclusion: Findings from this study can enhance nurse's understandings and competences to improve elders' health in the future.
Keywords:
quality of life; spiritual well-being; cultural competence
Repository Posting Date:
17-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
17-Mar-2016 ; 17-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC15PST455
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
26th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Description:
Research Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleThe Relationships between Spiritual Well-Being, Quality of Life and Depression among Taiwanese Elderlyen
dc.contributor.authorCooksey-James, Tawnaen
dc.contributor.authorLee, Yi-Huien
dc.contributor.authorSalman, Alien
dc.contributor.departmentAlpha Muen
dc.author.detailsTawna Cooksey-James, RN, CNE, cookseyt@ohio.edu; Yi-Hui Lee, RN; Ali Salman, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/601635-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, July 26, 2015: Purpose: Depression is a mental health problem commonly impacting elderly people. 'Elders with Chinese cultural background have a high prevalence of depression. While spirituality was revealed to have a significant association with depressive symptoms, literatures also have documented that spiritual well-being is associated with health outcomes and health promoting behaviors. However, the spiritual well-being and its relationship with quality of life and depression in the Chinese elders have not been addressed in the literature. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between spiritual well-being, quality of life and depression among Taiwanese elders. Methods: A convenience sample of 150 Taiwanese elders who are 65 years-old or older participated in this cross-sectional study. Concepts of the study were measured by the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D), the Spirituality Index of Well-Being Scale (SIWB), and a SF-12v2. Results: This study revealed that spiritual well-being was positively related to quality of life (PCS: r =0.418, p<0.01; MCS: r=0.531, p<0.01) but negatively correlated with depression (r= -0.456, p<0.01), and Taiwanese elders who had higher scores on both PCS and MCS reported lower scores on the depression scale (r = -0.513, p<0.01; r= -0.452, p<0.01). Conclusion: Findings from this study can enhance nurse's understandings and competences to improve elders' health in the future.en
dc.subjectquality of lifeen
dc.subjectspiritual well-beingen
dc.subjectcultural competenceen
dc.date.available2016-03-17T12:51:21Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-17-
dc.date.issued2016-03-17en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-17T12:51:21Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name26th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationSan Juan, Puerto Ricoen
dc.descriptionResearch Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.en
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