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Development and Psychometric Assessment of Islamic Spiritual Health Scale for Muslim Patients Based On Islam Teachings
Fatemeh Khorashadizadeh *, Abbas Heydari, Fatemeh Heshmati Nabavi, Seyed Reza Mazlom, Mahdi Ebrahimi, Habibollah Esmaili
Department of nursing, North Khorasan University of Medical Science, Bojnurd, Iran , f. khorashadizadeh@knums.ac.ir
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Introduction: Until now, the concept of spiritual health has not been explained according to Islamic teachings and Iranian culture and there is no appropriate scale. The aim of this study was to construct and validate a scale to measure the spiritual health of Islamic patients based on Islamic teachings in Iran.

Methods: A mixed method study was done. In the first qualitative stage, a hybrid model with five stages was employed. Using the MAXQUDA 7 software, the data were analyzed according to qualitative content analysis. According to definition and attributes of spiritual health based on Islamic teachings, an 82- item scale wass developed. In the second stage, a quantitative, cross-sectional study was carried out on 310 Muslims patients in Mashhad and Bojnord, Iran. Psychometrics of the scale was examined with face validity, content validity, construct validity and reliability using the SPSS 11 software.

Results: At the qualitative stage, definitions, 30 empirical referents, insequences, and consequences were developed based on Islamic teachings. At the quantitative stage, the final scale of spiritual health, based on Islamic teachings consisting of 32 items with cognitive and behavioral domain, was developed.

Conclusions: A nursing care model should be designed to promote spiritual health and follow up the outcomes should be based on the context of the Islamic society.

Keywords: Spiritual Health, Nursing, Islamic Teachings, Patients, Mixed Study
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Type of Study: Community Health Nursing | Subject: nursing
Received: 2016/10/1 | Accepted: 2016/10/1 | Published: 2016/10/1
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Khorashadizadeh F, Heydari A, Heshmati Nabavi F, Mazlom S R, Ebrahimi M, Esmaili H. Development and Psychometric Assessment of Islamic Spiritual Health Scale for Muslim Patients Based On Islam Teachings. IJNR. 2016; 11 (4) :19-34
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