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J Relig Health. 2016 Apr;55(2):549-59. doi: 10.1007/s10943-015-0148-9.

Spiritual Religious Coping is Associated with Quality of Life in Institutionalized Older Adults.

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1
Paulista School of Nursing, Federal University of São Paulo - UNIFESP, São Paulo, Brazil. lucianoenf@yahoo.com.br.
2
Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Juiz de Fora, Brazil.
3
Federal University of São Paulo - UNIFESP, São Paulo, Brazil.
4
Institute of Exact Sciences, Federal University of Alfenas - UNIFAL, Alfenas, Brazil.
5
Paulista School of Nursing, Federal University of São Paulo - UNIFESP, São Paulo, Brazil.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between spiritual/religious coping (SRCOPE) strategies and quality of life (QoL) in institutionalized older adults. This is a cross-sectional, correlational study, with a sample of 77 older adults in Brazil. The present study found long-term care patients use religious and spiritual coping strategies to deal with their chronic health conditions. Positive SRCOPE and Total SRCOPE have positive correlations with most QoL domains from the WHOQOL-OLD and WHOQOL-BREF. On the other hand, Negative SRCOPE strategies correlated negatively with the facets of "death and dying" from the WHOQOL-OLD. These results suggest the need for an integrative approach for long-term care patients, considering the positive and negative aspects of coping.

KEYWORDS:

Homes for the aged; Nursing homes; Quality of life; Religious coping; Religiousness; Spirituality

PMID:
26649565
DOI:
10.1007/s10943-015-0148-9
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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