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Kalantari F, Mehrabian T, Savadkuhi S, Mosalman M. An Investigation of the Relationship between the Dimensions of Prayer and Spiritual Health among Patients under Dialysis in Ilam, Iran . JRH 2015; 3 (1) :32-38
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Background and Purpose: Patients under dialysis may experience various spiritual, physical, and mental disorders. Religious behaviors, especially prayer, can enhance spiritual health and positive attitude among these patients. The present study was conducted to investigate the relationship between prayer and spiritual health in patients under dialysis in Ilam, Iran in 2014.

Materials and Methods: In total, 150 patients, referring to specialized clinics and hospitals of Ilam, were selected via available sampling. The subjects completed the Spiritual Health Questionnaire by Paloutzian and Ellison and Prayer Questionnaire by Paloma and Pendelton. Data were analyzed, using Pearson's correlation coefficient test and multiple regression analysis.

Results: The results showed a significant positive correlation between the dimensions of prayer (i.e., frequency of praying, prior experience of prayer, and attitudes towards praying) and spiritual health. The highest correlation coefficient was related to the prior experience of praying, which was the most important predictive variable in this study. The regression coefficient between prayer and spiritual health was statistically significant at < 0.001.

Conclusion: The present findings highlighted the relationship between prayer and spiritual health in patients under dialysis in Ilam, Iran. Therefore, different dimensions of prayer, and praying in general, are important in enhancing patients' spiritual health and mental health.

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Islamic- Iranian Medicine

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