Religious coping and psychological well-being among Iranian stroke caregivers

Sakineh Gholamzadeh, Tengku Aizan Hamid, Hamidon Basri, Farkhondeh Sharif, Rahimah Ibrahim



Background: This study aims to explore the relationship between religiosity and psychological well-being of caregivers of stroke survivors in Shiraz, Iran.

Materials and Methods: A purposive sample of 96 family members, which included 34 daughters-in-law and 62 daughters, who were caring for severe impaired stroke survivors were enrolled in the study.

Results: The results showed a significant correlation between positive religious coping and caregivers’ psychological well-being. Positive religious coping accounted for 7.2% of the change in psychological well-being. There was no significant association between demographic factors and caregivers’ psychological well-being.

Conclusions: Our results indicated that religious and spiritual beliefs have a role in caregiver adaptations with the situation. Therefore, in future studies, it is suggested to concentrate on the effects of other characteristics than the demographic variables on psychological well-being.

Key words: Aging, caregivers, mental health, religious coping, stroke

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