Assessment of quality of life and spirituality in lung cancer patients
Paraskevi Theophilou, Evridiki Savva, Victoria Alikari, Foteini Tzavella, Sofia Zyga, Maria Tsironi and Evangelos C Fradelos
Aim of the study was to assess Quality of life and Spirituality in Lung Cancer Patients and their possible relation.
Material and Methods: A cross-sectional study was employed in this study and a cohort of 32 lung cancer patients was recruited. Data were collected with a three-part self-reported questionnaire consisted by Missoula Vita QoL index, Daily spiritual experience and a sheet contain sociodemographic data. Statistical analysis performed with the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS 21.0 for Windows) and included Pearson and Spearman correlation coefficient and linear regression analysis.
Results: The total sample includes all patients, consisting of 21 men (65.6%) and 11 women (34.4%). Participants were, on average, 55 years old. MVQOLI Total, Interpersonal, Wellbeing and Transcendent presented negative correlation with DSES total score. showing that patients with greater religious believes have lower MVQOLI Total, Interpersonal, Wellbeing and Transcendent scores.
Conclusions: Religion and spirituality are two essential aspects of human existence that can impact various health outcomes such as QoL and distress.
Paraskevi Theophilou, Evridiki Savva, Victoria Alikari, Foteini Tzavella, Sofia Zyga, Maria Tsironi, Evangelos C Fradelos. Assessment of quality of life and spirituality in lung cancer patients. Int J Midwifery Nurs Pract 2019;2(2):51-56.