Existential well-being predicts perceived control in adults with heart failure.

Vollman MW, LaMontagne LL, Wallston KA
Appl Nurs Res. 2009 22 (3): 198-203

PMID: 19616168 · DOI:10.1016/j.apnr.2008.02.001

This study examined the relationship between spiritual well-being (SWB) and perceived control (PC) in adult patients with heart failure (HF). The sample included 75 adults ranging in age from 27 to 82 years. Participants verbally completed study questionnaires in a clinic room selected for privacy. Multiple linear regression results indicated that increased existential spiritual well-being (a subscale of SWB) predicted increased PC. Thus, patients with HF who adjust to personal changes and who also connect with others may develop meaning and purpose in life and may perceive increased control over their heart disease.

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Adaptation, Psychological Adult Aged Aged, 80 and over Attitude to Health Cross-Sectional Studies Female Heart Failure Holistic Nursing Humans Linear Models Male Middle Aged Multivariate Analysis Power (Psychology) Predictive Value of Tests Social Behavior Spirituality Surveys and Questionnaires

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