The Effect of Religious Coping on Hope Level of Cancer Patients Receiving Chemotherapy


JOURNAL OF RELIGION & HEALTH, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10943-019-00944-1
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF RELIGION & HEALTH


Religious coping and hope are among factors that affect the disease, treatment compliance, psychological health and quality of life of cancer patients. The aim of this study was to determine the level of hope and religious coping styles of cancer patients, and to determine the relationship between religious coping and hope. The study was carried out descriptively and cross-sectionally with 133 patients receiving chemotherapy in an oncology center. In the study, the level of hope and positive religious coping of the patients were high and their level of negative religious coping was low. It was determined that there was a positive relationship between positive religious coping style and hope levels of patients, and positive religious coping style was a significant predictor of hope level. While patients are dealing with cancer diagnosis and treatment, it is recommended that health care professionals primarily focus on providing these patients a service with a holistic care approach and developing their hope with practices that will strengthen their positive religious coping styles.