Changes in Spirituality and Quality of Life in Patients Undergoing Radiation Therapy

Bethany T. Samuelson, Erik Fromme, Charles Thomas

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Abstract

Purpose: Investigations into the role of spirituality in cancer confirm the association of good spiritual well-being with many positive outcomes. This study aimed to evaluate potential changes in spirituality over the course of radiation therapy (RT). Patients and Materials: The Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Spiritual questionnaire measuring spiritual well-being and quality of life (QOL) was administered to adult patients undergoing RT. Scores were compared using student t tests and chi-square analysis. Results: Despite statistically significant declines in QOL measures such as physical well-being (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)449-454
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Volume29
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2012

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Spirituality
Radiotherapy
Spiritual Therapies
Quality of Life
Chi-Square Distribution
Chronic Disease
Students
Neoplasms
Surveys and Questionnaires

Keywords

  • cancer
  • palliative care
  • quality of life
  • radiation therapy
  • spiritual well-being
  • spirituality

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  • Medicine(all)

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Changes in Spirituality and Quality of Life in Patients Undergoing Radiation Therapy. / Samuelson, Bethany T.; Fromme, Erik; Thomas, Charles.

In: American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Vol. 29, No. 6, 06.2012, p. 449-454.

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