Spirituality in patients with advanced illness: The role of symptom control, resilience and social network

Title

Spirituality in patients with advanced illness: The role of symptom control, resilience and social network

Creator

Fombuena M; Galiana L; Barreto P; Oliver A; Pascual A; Soto-Rubio A

Publisher

Journal Of Health Psychology

Date

2016

Subject

psychological resilience; psychology; Religion; Social Support; adolescent; Adult; Aged; clinical trial; Cross-Sectional Studies; cross sectional study; emotion; Female; Human; Male; Middle Aged; multicenter study; Palliative therapy; social support; Terminal Care; terminally ill patient; very elderly; Young Adult

Description

In this study, we analyzed the relationships among clinical, emotional, social, and spiritual dimensions of patients with advanced illness. It was a cross-sectional study, with a sample of 108 patients in an advanced illness situation attended by palliative care teams. Statistically significant correlations were found between some dimensions of spirituality and poor symptomatic control, resiliency, and social support. In the structural model, three variables predicted spirituality: having physical symptoms as the main source of discomfort, resiliency, and social support. This work highlights the relevance of the relationships among spirituality and other aspects of the patient at the end of life.

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Citation List Month

February 2018 List

Collection

Citation

Fombuena M; Galiana L; Barreto P; Oliver A; Pascual A; Soto-Rubio A, “Spirituality in patients with advanced illness: The role of symptom control, resilience and social network,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 15, 2018, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/11281.

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