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Religious coping and psychological well-being among Iranian stroke caregivers


Gholamzadeh, Sakineh and Tengku Abdul Hamid, Tengku Aizan and Basri, Hamidon and Sharif, Farkhondeh and Ibrahim, Rahimah (2014) Religious coping and psychological well-being among Iranian stroke caregivers. Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research, 19 (5). pp. 478-484. ISSN 1735-9066; ESSN: 2228-5504


Background: This study aims to explore the relationship between religiosity and psychological well-being of caregivers of stroke survivors in Shiraz, Iran. Materials and Methods: A purposive sample of 96 family members, which included 34 daughters-in-law and 62 daughters, who were caring for severe impaired stroke survivors were enrolled in the study. Results: The results showed a significant correlation between positive religious coping and caregivers’ psychological well-being. Positive religious coping accounted for 7.2% of the change in psychological well-being. There was no significant association between demographic factors and caregivers’ psychological well-being. Conclusions: Our results indicated that religious and spiritual belief have a role in caregiver adaptations with the situation. Therefore, in future studies, it is suggested to concentrate on the effects of other characteristics than the demographic variables on psychological well-being.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Institute of Gerontology
Publisher: Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
Keywords: Aging; Caregivers; Mental health; Religious coping; Stroke
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2015 02:58
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2016 01:03
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/35221
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