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Milan M, Nasimi F, Hafizi I, Ghorbanzade M, Hosseini Y. Evaluation of the Level of Spiritual Health in Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis. hrjbaq. 2021; 7 (1) :50-58
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School of Nursing and Midwifery, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Iran , (nasimif2011@gmail.com)
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Introduction: Chronic and debilitating diseases confront the person with questions about the meaning and purpose of life. Many patients recognize spiritual health as a factor that creates meaning and purpose in life and promotes quality of life. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the level of spiritual health in patients undergoing hemodialysis.
Materials and Methods: In this descriptive correlational study, 82 patients undergoing hemodialysis were selected by census method. The study population was all patients undergoing hemodialysis referred to the hemodialysis center. Necessary data were collected using the Pulotzin and Ellison Spiritual Health Questionnaire and analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics.
Results: The mean age of patients was 60.9 12 12.5, most of whom were female (54.4%), and 96.3% of the research units were married, of which 61% had a history of underlying diseases. Findings showed that the religious and spiritual health of patients undergoing hemodialysis is moderate and also the existential health of these people is low.
Conclusion: The results of this study show that spiritual health in people undergoing hemodialysis is moderate. Due to the effect of chronic renal failure and hemodialysis on various physical and mental dimensions of patients, nurses with a holistic care approach with an emphasis on the spiritual dimension of care to strive to improve the spiritual health of patients.

Author Contribution: All authors contributed equally in this work.
Conflict of Interest: The authors declare that have no conflict of interest in this study.
Funding/Supports: Financial support of Jahrom University of Medical Sciences.
Ethical Considerations: All ethical concerns respected in this study. Also, it was approved in ethical committee of Jahrom University of Medical Sciences (IRJUMS.REC.1395.135).
Applicable Remarks: To help for finding the better ways for recovery and easier life of dialysis patients.

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Received: 2021/09/22 | Revised: 2022/03/13 | Accepted: 2021/11/29 | ePublished ahead of print: 2022/02/12 | Published: 2022/03/9

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