2016
DOI: 10.3823/2004
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Religiosity and hope in patients with chronic renal failure: coping strategies

Abstract: Objective: Describe the level of hope and religiosity of patients with chronic renal disease through the Herth Hope Scale and Duke Religiosity Scale and analyze how they correlate.Method: Exploratory, cross-sectional study conducted with 62 patients. The Spearman correlation coefficient was used to assess the relationship between the scales.Results: Hope obtained a mean score of 39 points and intrinsic religiosity, 13.14. Among the scales, statistically significant correlation was found between the items "opti… Show more

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“…There were similar results observed in the studies. 19,20 The mean hope score increases with increase in observed QOL, this was similar study by Melo et al 20 Thus it shows that hope contributes to achieving a better quality to life, many of studies in the past had examined the association of hope with health outcomes. Measuring hope helps to sheds light on reasons for individual differences in health.…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 59%
“…There were similar results observed in the studies. 19,20 The mean hope score increases with increase in observed QOL, this was similar study by Melo et al 20 Thus it shows that hope contributes to achieving a better quality to life, many of studies in the past had examined the association of hope with health outcomes. Measuring hope helps to sheds light on reasons for individual differences in health.…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 59%
“…Studies show that the integration of these beliefs and the provision of this type of care is associated with increased patient satisfaction with life and increased levels of social support [ 23 ]. According to the results of the present study, Greek patients undergoing dialysis have lower levels of spirituality in comparison to the results of similar studies in foreign patients with CKD [ 13 ], but also in comparison to other categories of patients, such as women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer [ 24 , 25 ]. However, the present study results are similar to those in patients with diabetes mellitus [ 24 ].…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 52%
“…Lack of hope can leave the individual with no prospect, and perhaps can passively expect to die. Although hope does not have the power of healing, it encourages the patient to continue fighting and seeking clinical improvements [ 15 ]. Moreover, resilience can also be used by HD patients as a coping strategy to adapt to the new reality and to modify their lives quickly [ 16 ].…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%