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Iran J War Public Health 2022, 14(1): 37-42 Back to browse issues page
Effect of Spiritual-Religious Practice on Health and Life Satisfaction of War Survivors Hospitalized due to COVID-19
R. Mahdavitaree1, R. Esmaeili *2, B. Mousavi3, M. Fani4
1- Student Research Committee, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , r.esmaieli@sbmu.ac.ir
3- Prevention Department, Janbazan Medical and Engineering Research Center (JMERC), Tehran, Iran
4- Department of Islamic Education, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (212 Views)
Aims: This study aimed to determine the effect of spiritual-religious practice on the health and life satisfaction of war survivors hospitalized due to COVID-19.
Materials & Methods: In this trial 150 hospitalized war survivors with COVID-19, were randomly assigned into two groups. Spiritual-religious practice (reciting “Surah AlHamd” and “Ya-Allah”) was taught to the intervention group. The practice was done 21 times. Demographic characteristics, the score of the 12-Item Short Form Survey and of Life Satisfaction with Life Scale were gathered.
Findings: Of 183 war survivors, 153 were reluctant to participate in the study. The differences between before and after the intervention were significant in intervention group in the following dimensions: physical functioning (p<0.0001); role physical (p<0.0001); mental health (p<0.0001); social functioning (p<0.0001); bodily pain (p<0.0001); general health (p<0.0001); mental component summary (p<0.0001) and physical component summary (p<0.0001). The differences of physical function (p<0.0001); role physical (p<0.0001); social functioning (p<0.0001); bodily pain (p<0.000); general health (p<0.0001); mental component summary (p=0.04) and physical component summary (p<0.0001) were significant in control group, as well. At the end of the study, the mean life satisfaction scores in the intervention and control groups were 0.61 and -0.28.
Conclusion: The study showed that spiritual-religious practice along with routine medical care improved role physical, Physical Component Summary, and life satisfaction among war survivors hospitalized due to COVID-19.
Keywords: Spiritual Therapies [MeSH], Quality of Life [MeSH], Patient Satisfaction [MeSH], Survivors [MeSH], COVID-19 [MeSH],
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Veterans or Handicapped Health
Received: 2021/10/12 | Accepted: 2022/03/9 | Published: 2022/01/20
* Corresponding Author Address: Vali Asr Ave., Niayesh Cross Road, Niayesh Complex, Tehran, Iran. Postal Code: 1985717443
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Mahdavitaree R, Esmaeili R, Mousavi B, Fani M. Effect of Spiritual-Religious Practice on Health and Life Satisfaction of War Survivors Hospitalized due to COVID-19. Iran J War Public Health. 2022; 14 (1) :37-42
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