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3 2015, 2(3): 60-0 Back to browse issues page
 معنویت گرایی در بیماران مبتلا به عفونت HBV: یک مطالعه کیفی
Ali Zabihi Dr, Leila Valizadeh Dr, Vahid Zamanzadeh Dr, Reza Negarandeh Dr, Seyedeh Roghayeh Jafarian Amiri Dr
assistant professor Babol university of medicine
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History and Objective: Hepatitis B is the most prevalent viral infection in human and is followed by several physical, mental and social complications. Spiritual beliefs are effective in having a purposeful life and managing chronic diseases. This study aims at understanding and demonstrating the experiences of patients with hepatitis B in terms of spirituality and spiritual values in life. Materials and Methods: The present study uses qualitative content analysis as its research method. A number of 18 patients with hepatitis B are selected purposefully. In-depth and unstructured interviews are used for data collection. The interviews are recorded, scripted word by word and are analyzed using qualitative content analysis approach. Findings: By investigating the interviews and analyzing the data, "spirituality" emerged as the main theme along with four sub-themes including "illness as the divine destiny", "closeness to God", "awakeness of conscience" and "growth and prosperity". Conclusion: The results of the present study indicate the importance of spiritual experiences of patients with hepatitis B and that considering spirituality in life can be an effective help to accept the disease and a proper backing in order to improve physical, mental and social health. Consequently, it is recommended that in providing healthcare services, managers and the personnel pay a special attention to patients' spiritual experiences and include them in routine care program.

Keywords: spirituality, hepatitis B, chronic disease, qualitative research
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Zabihi A, Valizadeh L, Zamanzadeh V, Negarandeh R, Jafarian Amiri S R.  معنویت گرایی در بیماران مبتلا به عفونت HBV: یک مطالعه کیفی. 3. 2015; 2 (3) :60-0
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