Evaluating the relation between spiritual attitude and the quality of life among ostomy patients referring to the public and private medical centers of Isfahan
Background: Considering the increased life expectancy of patients with colorectal cancer, concerns about the quality of life of these patients have increased. Regarding the importance of spirituality in lingered surgeries such as intestinal stomatitis, and the necessity of providing cares for these patients to give them hope for continuing living and accepting the treatment, the present study was conducted to evaluate the relation between spiritual attitude and quality of life among ostomy patients.
Methods: The present study was a descriptive analytical cross-sectional study that was conducted on 82 ostomy patients who referred to public and private wound centers of Isfahan and were selected through convenience sampling. Data gathering tool was a three-part questionnaire (demographic characteristics, spiritual attitude, and quality of life in ostomy patients). Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics with the help of SPSS software version 18.
Results: According to the results, the relation of income and the duration of ostomy with the quality of life of the patients and also between the type of ostomy and the total score of quality of life and patients’ spiritual attitude were statistically significant (p < 0.05). Also a significant direct relation existed between the total score of spiritual attitude and its dimensions with the total score of quality of life and its dimensions (p < 0.001).
Conclusions: According to the results of the present study, nurses, as a professional group, by providing nursing supports and fulfilling spiritual needs of the patients during the hospitalization, besides enhancing the spiritual health of the patients, could improve their quality of life too.
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