RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS AND SPIRITUAL WELLBEING AMONG CANCER SURVIVORS
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demographic characteristics
spiritual wellbeing
cancer

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Suara, E., Mardiyono, M., & Anggorowati, A. (2017). RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS AND SPIRITUAL WELLBEING AMONG CANCER SURVIVORS. Belitung Nursing Journal, 3(4), 405–411. https://doi.org/10.33546/bnj.74
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Abstract

Background: Spiritual wellbeing (SWB) is an important quality-of-life dimension for cancer patients. Therefore, health professionals are demanded to improve SWB in these patients. A deeper understanding regarding the factors associated with SWB is needed.

Objective: This study aims to examine the relationships of demographic characteristics of patients and spiritual wellbeing in patients with cancer.

Methods: This was a cross-sectional correlational study with 60 respondents recruited using consecutive sampling. A spiritual wellbeing scale (SWBS) was used, and data were analyzed using Kendall's Tau and Spearman's rank.

Results: Findings in this study showed that only age was statistically significant with spiritual wellbeing of cancer patients with p-value 0.003 (<0.05). There were no significant relationships of gender, education, occupation, long suffering, and type of cancers with spiritual wellbeing with p-value >0.05.

Conclusion: There was a significant relationship between age and spiritual wellbeing in patients with cancer. This study provides the insight of knowledge regarding the factors affecting spiritual wellbeing in patients with cancer.

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Program Magister Keperawatan, Universitas Diponegoro, Semarang, Indonesia

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