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J Korean Acad Adult Nurs. 2008 Oct;20(5):719-730. Korean. Original Article.
Tae YS , Kim MY .
College of Nursing, Kosin University, Korea.
Gospel Hospital, Kosin, University, Korea.

PURPOSE: This study was done to identify the influencing factors of spiritual health in patients suffering from women cancers. METHODS: The subjects were 130 in woman patients who were diagnosed with women cancer(breast Ca & uterine Ca) at three university hospitals and one general hospital. Data collection was conducted by using 4 questionnaires. The collected data were analyzed using frequency, percentage, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson's correlation coefficients, stepwise multiple regression. RESULTS: Spiritual health score was middle. There were a significant correlation between spiritual health and depression, pain, fatigue and effects of religion. There were significant differences in spiritual health according to the education level, monthly income, meaning of religion or god, Frequency of attendance at worship. The most powerful predictor of spiritual health was depression(27.2%). Altogether depression, effects of religion, pain, and education level explained 46.1% of spiritual health of women cancer patients. CONCLUSION: It suggested that concepts of depression, effects of religion, pain, and education level should be considered in developing spiritual health promoting program for women cancer patients.

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