RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS AND SPIRITUAL WELLBEING AMONG CANCER SURVIVORS

Eviwindha Suara, Mardiyono Mardiyono, Anggorowati Anggorowati


DOI: https://doi.org/10.33546/bnj.74

Abstract


Background: Spiritual wellbeing (SWB) is an important quality-of-life dimension for cancer patients. Therefore, health professionals are demanded to improve SWB in these patients. A deeper understanding regarding the factors associated with SWB is needed.

Objective: This study aims to examine the relationships of demographic characteristics of patients and spiritual wellbeing in patients with cancer.

Methods: This was a cross-sectional correlational study with 60 respondents recruited using consecutive sampling. A spiritual wellbeing scale (SWBS) was used, and data were analyzed using Kendall's Tau and Spearman's rank.

Results: Findings in this study showed that only age was statistically significant with spiritual wellbeing of cancer patients with p-value 0.003 (<0.05). There were no significant relationships of gender, education, occupation, long suffering, and type of cancers with spiritual wellbeing with p-value >0.05.

Conclusion: There was a significant relationship between age and spiritual wellbeing in patients with cancer. This study provides the insight of knowledge regarding the factors affecting spiritual wellbeing in patients with cancer.



Keywords


Demographic characteristics, spiritual wellbeing, cancer

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