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Relationship between religious orientation and spiritual health with emotional adjustment of the hospitalized adolescents
H Jafari Manesh *, M Ranjbaran, Z Najafi, M Jafari Manesh, A Alibazi
Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran , Jafarimanesh@arakmu.ac.ir
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Introduction: Spiritual health is important aspect of human health that provides integrated relationship between internal strengths. Spirituality and personal beliefs help individuals against problems and make their life meaningful. This study evaluated the relationship between spiritual health and religious orientation with emotional adjustment of admitted adolescents in hospitals. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 260 adolescents in hospitals of Arak University of Medical Sciences. The samples were selected by cluster sampling method. Data collection tools included three questionnaires: 1- Religious Orientation Scale, 2-spiritual well-being scale and 3-emotional adjustment scale. Data analyzed using SPSS-20 and with Pearson correlation test, Independent T-test, ANOVA and Multiple linear regressions. Results: Result of this study showed that between religious orientation and emotional adjustment there was no significant relationship (P>0.05). But a significant relationship (P<0.0001) was found between spiritual health and emotional adjustment indicating adolescents with higher spiritual health had better emotional adjustment. The mean scores of emotional adjustment in males were significantly higher than females (p<0.004). Age, marital status, education, ethnicity and religious ceremony were not correlated with emotional adjustment. Results of Multiple linear regression showed the score of spiritual health and gender predict %17.1 of adolescent emotional adjustment. Conclusions: In hospitalized adolescents, higher spiritual health was positively associated with increased emotional adjustment. Awareness of spiritual needs and encouraging usage of spiritual intervention and support by physicians and nurses is necessary in order to conduct a holistic care during treatment.
Keywords: Spiritual health, religious orientation, emotional adjustment, hospitalized adolescents.
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Received: 2015/05/4 | Published: 2015/05/15 | ePublished: 2015/05/15
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Jafari Manesh H, Ranjbaran M, Najafi Z, Jafari Manesh M, Alibazi A. Relationship between religious orientation and spiritual health with emotional adjustment of the hospitalized adolescents. IJPN. 2015; 3 (1) :1-11
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