Babali Nursing Research
Vol 1 No 2 (2020): July

Spirituality Level, Family Support, and Spiritual Self Care Behavior among Patient with Diabetic Ulcers

Pratiwi, Ika Nur (Unknown)
Kusnanto, Kusnanto (Unknown)
Putri, Malinda Kurnia (Unknown)

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Publish Date
28 Jul 2020


Introduction: Patients with diabetic ulcers tend to experience problems in implementing spirituality practices. Patients with diabetic ulcers also experience weaknesses and impaired mobilization that have an impact on family dependence and decreased self-efficacy. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between spirituality level and family support with spiritual self-care behavior in diabetic ulcer patients. Methods: A descriptive correlation design with a cross-sectional approach. In a total of 92 patients with diabetic ulcers in Sidoarjo General District Hospital in June-July 2019 recruited. Independent variables were the level of spirituality and family support. The dependent variable was spiritual self-care behavior. Data obtained through the Daily Spiritual Experience Scale (DSES) questionnaire, family support questionnaire, and Spiritual Self Care Practice (SSCPS) questionnaire. Data were analyzed using the Chi-square test of categorical variables with a p-value ≤ 0.05 and logistic regression for multivariate analysis. Results: The study showed there was a significant relationship between spirituality level (p = 0,000) and family support (p = 0,001) with spiritual self-care behavior in diabetic ulcer patients. The result of regression analysis showed the respondents with a high level of spirituality would increase 0.138 times of the spiritual self-care behavior probability. Conclusion: The level of spirituality and family support can promote individual coping to be more positive which may accelerate the process of receiving and healing wounds.

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The Babali Nursing Research provides a forum for original research and scholarship about health care delivery, organisation, management, workforce, policy and research methods relevant to nursing, midwifery and other health related professions. The BNR aims to support evidence informed policy and ...