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Journal of Clinical Nursing and Midwifery 2016, __VOLUME_4_(_3_ISSUE__): 93-103 Back to browse issues page
The effect of an Islamic spiritual program on life satisfaction of elderly patients with hypertension
somaye sharifi *, Mahin Moeini
Student master of science in nursing Student, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, I.R. Iran , somaye_sharifi@nm.mui.ac.ir
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Background and aims: Life satisfaction is an attitude that people have in their lives life and it's intimately linked to the welfare of the person. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of Islamic spiritual program in a group style on life satisfaction in elderly patients with hypertension who were referred to health centers of Isfahan in 2014. Methods and Material: This study is an experimental type which was conducted in 2014. Fifty two old persons with hypertension were randomly divided in to experiment and control groups. Islamic spiritual program were implemented in a group style for experimental group for eight sessions in two centers of Isfahan health centers. SWLS were completed in 3 steps, pretest, posttest and follow up (1 month later) in 2 groups. In the study, it used statistical software SPSS 20 and Chi-square and independent t-test and analyze of variance with repeated measure for analyzing data. Results: Statistical tests show significant differences between the experiment and control groups in terms of age, sex, educational level, marital status, employment status, income, duration of hypertension, chronic diseases other than hypertension was not found. Moreover the mean score of life satisfaction of experimental group had meaningful different in comparison with control group in posttest step (P<0/001) also there was a significant difference between average life satisfaction score in the experimental group than the control group a month after the intervention (P<0/001). Conclusions: The result of the study indicated the effectiveness of an Islamic spiritual program on life satisfaction of elderly therefore this intervention can be used to increase life satisfaction of elderly patients with hypertension.

Keywords: Islamic Spiritual, aging, life satisfaction, hypertension
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Type of Study: Orginal Article | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/11/25 | Accepted: 2015/08/12 | Published: 2015/12/28
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sharifi S, Moeini M. The effect of an Islamic spiritual program on life satisfaction of elderly patients with hypertension. Journal of Clinical Nursing and Midwifery. 2016; 4 (4) :93-103
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