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Evaluation of effectiveness of spiritual therapy in mental health of cancer patients
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Introduction: Normal functioning of life disrupts in cancer patients and this disruption has a negative impact on mental health. Objective: Having a purpose in life, spiritual beliefs, tolerance and spiritual approach to health can help these patients to improve the quality of life. Method: This study was design to determine the effectiveness of spiritual therapy in mental health of cancer patients. Seventy patients was randomly selected in Bushehr Cancer Center and categorized to case and control groups. Patients of case group have participated in eight sessions of spiritual approach class. The control group did not participate in any educational sessions. After one month, mental health questionnaires (GHQ-28) were completed by both case and control groups.Spss20 and t-test were used for data analysis. Results: The results showed that mean score of mental health experimental group (t=4.97, p<0.001) increase. Mean of mental health in the in the experimental group 13.64, SD =1.90 and control group are 22.31, SD =10.29. The result of differences between the two groups was statistically significant. The intervention were effective in mental health subscales levels of somatization, anxiety and poor sleep, social dysfunction and depression (p <0.001). Conclusion: Spiritual therapy can modify patients' attitudes toward the disease and suggested to use in cancer patients by health giver.
Keywords: spiritual therapy, mental health, cancer
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: journal
Received: 2015/12/15 | Accepted: 2016/02/15 | Published: 2016/03/16
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Evaluation of effectiveness of spiritual therapy in mental health of cancer patients. nvj. 2016; 2 (5) :40-51
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