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Spiritual well-being as a dimension of quality of life for patients with advanced cancer and AIDS and their family caregivers: results of a longitudinal study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16225357     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Based on a longitudinal, quality-of-life study, this article presents pilot data regarding the spiritual well-being of patients with advanced cancer or AIDS and their family caregivers. Data include similarities and differences between the patient and caregiver populations and patient/family caregiver dyads as well as trends with regard to changes in spiritual well-being during the illness and dying process. The reliability of the Spiritual Well-Being Scale was examined for patient and caregiver groups, as was the relationship between selected demographic variables and spiritual well-being. Implications for practice are discussed.
Deborah Witt Sherman; Xiang Y Ye; Christina McSherry; Miriam Calabrese; Valerie Parkas; Maria Gatto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of hospice & palliative care     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1049-9091     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Hosp Palliat Care     Publication Date:    2005 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-10-17     Completed Date:  2005-12-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9008229     Medline TA:  Am J Hosp Palliat Care     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  349-62     Citation Subset:  N    
College of Nursing, New York University, New York, New York, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / psychology*
Caregivers / psychology*
Middle Aged
Neoplasms / psychology*
Nursing Methodology Research
Pilot Projects
Quality of Life* / psychology
Religion and Psychology
Social Support
Stress, Psychological / prevention & control
Terminally Ill / psychology*

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