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J Korean Acad Adult Nurs. 2002 Sep;14(3):337-347. Korean. Original Article.
Yoon MO , Park JS .
Medical Center, Jesus Hospital, Korea.
Keimyung University, College of Nursing, Korea.
Abstract

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to elucidate the effects of spiritual nursing intervention on anxiety and depression of the hospice patients. METHOD: It was devised with a quasi- experimental design using non-equivalent control group pre-post design. The data was from July 10 to September 25 in 2000 at the general hospital in CheonJu city. Subjects were 37 members of the experimental group and 30 members of the control. The tools were used Spielberger's State Anxiety Scale and Zung's Depression Inventory. The spiritual nursing intervention was carried out through Hymn, Scripture, Prayer, the therapeutic ues of self. Data were analyzed by mean, standard deviation, x2-test, t-test. RESULT: 1. After the spiritual nursing intervention, state anxiety of the experimental group was lower than those of the control (t=-5.987, p=0.000). 2. After the spiritual nursing intervention, depression of the experimental group were lower than those of the control (t=-9.128, p=0.000). CONCLUSION: The hospice patients who were offered spiritual nursing intervention had lower anxiety and depression than not offered it. According to these results, it can be regarded as an effective one that relieved anxiety and depression of the hospice patients.

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