Association between spiritual health and quality of life in patients with type 2 diabetes in Bandar Abbas, Iran

AUTHORS

Ali Ramezankhan 1 , Masoumeh Ghaedi 2 , * , Hossein Hatami 1 , Mohammad Hossein Taghdisi 3 , Javad Golmirzai 4 , Ahmad Behzad 5

1 Professor Department of Health Education and Promotion, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

2 MSc Student of Health Education and Promotion, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

3 Associate Professor Department of Psychiatry, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

4 Assistant Professor Department of Psychiatry, Behavioral Sciences Research Center of Psychiatry and Neurology, Ibn Sina Hospital, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

5 Internist, Behavioral Sciences Research Center of Psychiatry and Neurology, Ibn Sina Hospital, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

How to Cite: Ramezankhan A, Ghaedi M, Hatami H, Taghdisi M H, Golmirzai J, et al. Association between spiritual health and quality of life in patients with type 2 diabetes in Bandar Abbas, Iran, Hormozgan Med J. 2014 ; 18(3):e87770.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 18 (3); e87770
Published Online: December 18, 2013
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 26, 2013
Accepted: December 18, 2013

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Abstract

Introduction: Spiritual well being is one of the fundamental concepts in chronic diseases in
which create meaning and purpose in life and considered as an important approach in
promoting general health and quality of life. This study was aimed to explore the
relationship between spiritual well being and the quality of life among the patients with type
2 diabetes referred to diabetes clinic of Aboureihan specific diseases centre in Bandar
Abbas.
Methods: This descriptive study was carried out on 330 patients between 40-74 years
referred to diabetes clinic in year 2012. Information through spiritual health and quality of
life questionnaires were collected. Data analysis by describtive statistics and Pearson
Correlation was performed. P<0.05 was considered significant.
Results: There was a significant relationship between spiritual well being, religious and
existential aspect of spiritual well being and aspects of quality of life.
Conclusion: The results may intensify the necessity of strengthening of the spiritual health
as a factor affecting quality of life in those patients. The key point in a country like Iran with
intellectual, cultural and religious beliefs could be useful and necessary in designing caretherapies
programs for such patients.

Keywords

Health - Quality of Life – Diabetes Type 2

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