Randomized Controlled Trial Study of the Impact of a Spiritual Intervention on Hope and Spiritual Well-Being of Persons with Cancer


  • Ardashir Afrasiabifar Yasuj University of Medical Sciences
  • Asadollah Mosavi Yasuj University of Medical Sciences
  • Abolfazl Taghipour Jahromi Yasuj University of Medical Sciences
  • Nazafarin Hosseini Yasuj University of Medical Sciences




patiens, neoplasms, hope, spirituality


Objective. To determine the impact of spiritual intervention on hope and spiritual well-being of persons with cancer

Methods. Randomized controlled trial in which 74 patients with cancer referring to a chemotherapy ward of Shahid Rajaie Hospital in Yasuj city, Iran, were participated. The eligible patients were randomly assigned to either intervention or control group. Spiritual-based intervention was performed based on the protocol in four main fields namely; religious, existence, emotional and social over 5 sessions before chemotherapy.The participants in the control group had received usual cares .Data were collected using Snyder's Hope Scale and Ellison's Scale Spiritual Well-Being Scale on a week before and after intervention.

Results. The total mean scores of the scales of hope and spiritual well-being in both groups did not present statistical differences in the pre-intervention assessment. In contrast, at the post assessment, significant differences (p<0.001) were found in the mean scores between the intervention and control groups on the hope scale (60.9 versus 39.8) and on the spiritual well-being scale (94.3 versus 71.6).

Conclusion. Spiritual intervention could promote hope and spiritual well-being of persons with cancer.

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Author Biographies

Ardashir Afrasiabifar, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences

Professor, Ph.D. Email: afrasiabifar.ardashir@yums.ac.ir. School of Nursing, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences, Yasuj, Iran

Asadollah Mosavi, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences

Nurse Instructor, M.Sc. Email: mosaviasadolah@yahoo.com. Corresponding author. School of Nursing, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences, Yasuj, Iran

Abolfazl Taghipour Jahromi, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences

Nurse, M.Sc. Email: ataghpour38@gmail.com. School of Nursing, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences, Yasuj, Iran

Nazafarin Hosseini, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences

Associate Professor, Ph.D. Email: hosseinichenar@yahoo.com. School of Nursing, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences, Yasuj, Iran


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How to Cite

Afrasiabifar, A., Mosavi, A., Jahromi, A. T., & Hosseini, N. (2021). Randomized Controlled Trial Study of the Impact of a Spiritual Intervention on Hope and Spiritual Well-Being of Persons with Cancer. Investigación Y Educación En Enfermería, 39(3). https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.iee.v39n3e08




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