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Correlation between Spiritual Well-Being and Level of Fatigue among Patients Suffering from Breast Cancer

Komariah, Maria and Firdaus, Mohd Khairul Zul Hasymi and Paudel, Kalpana and Md, Abdul Latif (2021) Correlation between Spiritual Well-Being and Level of Fatigue among Patients Suffering from Breast Cancer. Jurnal Keperawatan Padjajaran, 9 (1). pp. 52-60. ISSN 2338-5324 E-ISSN 2442-7276

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Cancer-related fatigue has been shown to be a significant side effect that influences a person’s wellbeing, during treatment, and after treatment. It is recorded that cancer patients have also been shown experiencing spiritual distress. The study aims to determine the connection between spiritual well-being and cancer-related fatigue among patients suffering from breast cancer during chemotherapy treatment. 112 patients who were undergoing chemotherapy treatment were recruited in this study using a correlational design. The instruments used in assessing spiritual well-being and fatigue are Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy - Spirituality (FACIT-Sp) and FACIT-Fatigue Scales. Data were analyzed using the Spearman Correlation analysis. Mean spiritual well-being score was 35.91 (SD = 6.89), and the mean fatigue score was 33.04 (SD = 9.58). There were a moderate and significant correlation between fatigue scores and spiritual well-being (r = .364, p < 0.001). Breast cancer patients who had higher spiritual well-being that means they would alleviate fatigue symptoms. Therefore, nurses should consider that increasing spiritual well-being would reduce fatigue and vice versa.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Breast cancer, chemotherapy, fatigue, spiritual well-being, treatment
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Medical Surgical Nursing
Depositing User: Mr Mohd Khairul Zul Hasymi Firdaus
Date Deposited: 04 May 2021 10:38
Last Modified: 04 May 2021 10:38
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/89673

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