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The relationship between spiritual wellbeing and religious belief with a life expectancy of diabetic patients
hamidreza samadifard *
MA University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran,
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Abstract
Introduction: Due to the role of spirituality in mental health promotion, the aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between spiritual well-being and religious beliefs with a life expectancy of diabetics.
Methods: In this descriptive study, the population was type II diabetes patients referred to medical centers in Ardabil in 2015 and finally 104 patients were selected using availability sampling method. To collect data, the scales of spiritual well-being (2015), religious belief (2007) and life expectancy (1991) were used. Data were analyzed using Pearson correlation coefficient and multiple regression methods.
Findings: The results indicated that there was a significant positive correlation between spiritual well-being and religious belief (religion r=0/485 and the belief in God r=0/345) of diabetics. Also, there was a significant positive correlation between spiritual well-being (r=0/521) and religious belief (religion r=0/556 and the belief in God r=0/634) with life expectancy of diabetics (P <0.05). Beta coefficients indicated that spiritual well-being (23%) and religious belief (religion 35% and the belief in God 36%) had significantly predictive capability of life expectancy in diabetic patients (P<0.05).
Conclusion: It can be concluded that spiritual well-being and religious belief are considered as the variables related to life expectancy in diabetic patients and have its predictive capability.

Keywords: Spiritual Wellbeing, Religious Beliefs, Life Expectancy, Diabetic Patients.
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samadifard H. The relationship between spiritual wellbeing and religious belief with a life expectancy of diabetic patients. 3. 2015; 2 (2) :44-51
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