2019
DOI: 10.1590/0034-7167-2018-0358
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Religious/spiritual coping and level of hope in patients with cancer in chemotherapy

Abstract: Aim:To demonstrate the relationship between religious/spiritual coping and hope in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Method: This is a cross-sectional, descriptive study with a quantitative approach performed in a reference outpatient clinic in Caruaru, PE, between August and October 2017. A total of 82 cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy were included in the study, using the brief religious/ spiritual coping scale (RCOPE-Brief ) and the Herth Hope Scale (HHS). Results: The sample presented mean pos… Show more

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“…In the first case of one of the themes shared among the participants (religious messages), the literature shows that cancer is usually and symbolically associated with death and religious topics [ 65 ]. Indeed, religious faith is praised as a provider of hope, optimism, and empowerment for diagnosed patients [ 66 ].…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…In the first case of one of the themes shared among the participants (religious messages), the literature shows that cancer is usually and symbolically associated with death and religious topics [ 65 ]. Indeed, religious faith is praised as a provider of hope, optimism, and empowerment for diagnosed patients [ 66 ].…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…A recent study of meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of nursing interventions to increase the level of hope in cancer patients (15) , concluding that nursing interventions has a positive effect on hope in cancer patients. Also nursing caring interventions that take into account the spiritual element was found to encourage positive ways of religious coping and, therefore, increase the levels of hope among cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy (16) . Nevertheless, since 2009 little is known about what the interventions are used to promote hope in people with chronic illness besides cancer, as Nightingale intentionally did, which is a gap to be covered by an integrative review.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The available evidence shows that patients with haematologic neoplasms and their family members often experience a complex array of challenges and difficulties that threaten their physical, psychological and spiritual well‐being (Koizumi et al, ; Manitta, Zordan, Colesinclair, Nandurkar, & Philip, ; Tanimukai, Hirai, Adachi, & Kishi, ). A deteriorating condition can gradually deprive patients of their health, independence and the sense of confidence in the future, which further damages their dignity and lowers their hope level (Costa et al, ). Lack of dignity is considered to be a salient concern in the course of the patient's approaching death.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…A deteriorating condition can gradually deprive patients of their health, independence and the sense of confidence in the future, which further damages their dignity and lowers their hope level (Costa et al, 2019). Lack of dignity is considered to be a salient concern in the course of the patient's approaching death.…”
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