The Relationship Between Spirituality and Quality of Life of Jordanian Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer
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The aim of the study was to investigate the relationship between spirituality and quality of life (QoL) of Jordanian women diagnosed with breast cancer. Descriptive cross-sectional design was conducted using a convenient sample of 150 Jordanian women with breast cancer at King Hussein Cancer Center. Participants completed the Arabic version of the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Spiritual Well-being. A positive linear relationship was found between spirituality and QoL, r = 0.67, p = 0.000. The highest score of correlation was seen between spirituality and the functional domain, r = 0.63, p = 0.000. Spiritual intervention could contribute to increased functional, social, and physical well-being and enhance the total health and QoL of women diagnosed with breast cancer.
KeywordsSpirituality Quality of life Breast cancer Jordan
The authors acknowledge Jordanian women diagnosed with breast cancer who participated in this study and the Deanship of Research at Jordan University of Science and Technology for supporting the study.
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Conflict of interest
The study three Authors declare have no conflict of interest.
All procedures performed in this study involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the health institutional IRB of KAUH hospital (#2014/80/29) and KHCC, (#14 KHCC 62).
Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.
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