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M.Tech / M.E / PhD Thesis | Nursing | Indonesia | Volume 6 Issue 7, July 2017
The Effects of Spiritual Care on Depression and Meaning in Life in the Clients with Kidney Failure Receiving Hemodialysis in Rumah Sakit Islam Surabaya
Abstract: Introduction Depression often happens to clients with terminal and chronic diseases which causes them to lose the meaning in life. This research was purposed to identify the effects of spiritual care on the level of depression and the meaning in life of the clients with hemodialysis. Methods This research used quasi-experimental design, done using pretest-posttest control group design. The population of all clients with hemodialysis found in RS Islam Surabaya, totaling 34 people, divided into two groups taken by using total sampling technique. Questionnaires used in this research were BDI and MLQ. The data were analyzed using Wilcoxon signed-rank test and Mann-Whitney test. Results and analysis The research showed that Wilcoxon signed-rank test before and after receiving spiritual care, there was a significant difference in the level of depression in both groups in which = 0.000 was found in treatment group. The meaning in life showed a significant result in which = 0.001 in treatment group. Mann-Whitney test on the level of depression and the meaning in life showed that = 0.000. Discussion and conclusion Spiritual care has positive effects to decrease depression and to increase the meaning in life possessed by the clients with hemodialysis.
Keywords: Spiritual care, depression, meaning in life
Edition: Volume 6 Issue 7, July 2017,
Pages: 247 - 252