Religiosity and Hope in Patients with Chronic Renal Failure: Coping Strategies

  • Georgia Alcântara Alencar Melo Federal University of Ceará
  • Renan Alves Silva Graduate Program in Nursing
  • Maria Francisca Costa Silva
  • Marli Teresinha Gimeniz Galvão Federal University of Ceará
  • Viviane Martins Silva Federal University of Ceará
  • Joselany Áfio Caetano Federal University of Ceará

Abstract

Objective: describe the level of hope and religiosity of patients with chronic renal disease through the Herth Hope Scale and Duke Religiosity Scale and analyze how they correlate. Method: exploratory, cross-sectional study conducted with 62 patients. The Spearman correlation coefficient was used to assess the relationship between the scales. Results: hope obtained a mean score of 39 points and intrinsic religiosity, 13.14. Among the scales, statistically significant correlation was found between the items "optimism" with attendance to the religious temple (p = 0.016), beliefs and my way of living (p = 0.008) and effort to live up to the religion (p =0.008); "strength" with effort to live up to the religion (p = 0.043); "ability to give and receive affection" with attendance to the religious temple (0.050), my religious beliefs are what really lie behind my whole approach to life (p = 0.014) and I try hard to carry my religion over into my life (p = 0.032). Conclusion: religiosity is a positive tool for coping with the health-disease process.

Published
Jul 7, 2016
How to Cite
MELO, Georgia Alcântara Alencar et al. Religiosity and Hope in Patients with Chronic Renal Failure: Coping Strategies. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, july 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1711>. Date accessed: 20 nov. 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/2004.
Section
Global Health & Health Policy

Keywords

Hope; Religion; Chronic Renal Failure.

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