The Relationship Between Spiritual Quality and Self-Adaptation in Cancer Patients Receiving Chemotherapy

Nursalam Nursalam, Mira Triharini, Awatiful Azza, Chanif Chanif, Erna Dwi Wahyuni, Machmudah Machmudah, Nurus Safaah, Sri Utami, Tiyas Kusumaningrum, Wiwit Dwi Nurbadriyah, Satriya Pranata

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Abstract

Background/Aim: Previous research obtained information that chemotherapy patients need more spirituality than patients with other diseases because chemotherapy patients feel that their illness is difficult to heal and will last forever, until the end of their lives. The purpose of this study was to find a relationship between spiritual qualities and the self-acceptance of cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. Methods: The study sample was 125 patients in chemotherapy. The investiga-tive method used a correlation with a cross-sectional approach. The spiritual quality questionnaire was based on the spiritual well-being scale measurement technique which contained 3 components, namely spirituality and faith, emotional support and meaning in life. The instrument consisted of 20 multi-ple-choice questions with 6 Likert measurement scales. Data analysis used uni-variate and bivariate analysis. The significance level was set at p < 0.05. Results: The results of the investigation showed that there was a significant positive relationship between spiritual quality and self-adaptation of respon-dents who were cancer patients who received chemotherapy in the Flamboyan Room of Balaidhika Husada Hospital Jember, Indonesia as evidenced by a significant p < 0.01. Conclusion: This study showed positive correlation between spiritual quality and self-adaptation of cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. The results of this study can assist nurses in providing chemotherapy patient care through a spiritual approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-266
Number of pages6
JournalScripta Medica (Banja Luka)
Volume54
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2023
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adaptation
  • Patients in chemotherapy
  • Spiritual quality

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