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Spiritual care on quality of life patients exposed to COVID-19 in the city area of Semarang

  • Tri Hartiti ,
  • Arief Yanto ,

Abstract

Introduction: Caring is a basic professional character that nurses must have in providing nursing care, including patients exposed to COVID-19, where nurses play an important position in maintaining their quality of life. This study aimed to find out the spiritual caring of nurses in this case is altruistic caring and humanistic caring on the quality of life of patients exposed to COVID-19 in the physical, psychological, social, and environmental dimensions.

Methods: This research was correlational using a cross-sectional approach to 118 respondents, namely patients exposed to COVID-19, both those being treated in isolation at the hospital, as well as independent isolation using the purposive sampling method. The instrument used in this study is the quality of life questionnaire which consists of 4 dimensions and a spiritual care questionnaire given by nurses.

Results: The research showed the characteristics of the sample were mostly women 83 (70.33%), the age of the respondents was at least 23 years and a maximum of 65 years, the most with undergraduate education as many as 53.38%; employment status 80.51% private employees, marital status 83.89% married; treatment status 82.20% hospitalized; length of hospitalization between 2 to 40 days with an average of 12.26 days; Most of the respondents are Muslim 95.76%. The value of altruistic caring is good (63.56%), humanistic caring is good (68.64%). The quality of life of respondents who were exposed to COVID-19 was mostly good, 66.94%.

Conclusion: There was a relationship between spiritual caring, both altruistic caring and humanistic caring, on the quality of life of patient respondents exposed to COVID-19, where the better the perception of spiritual caring the better the quality of life. This research can be used as evaluation material for nursing care providers to cultivate caring character to improve the quality of life of patients.

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How to Cite

Hartiti, T. ., & Yanto, A. (2023). Spiritual care on quality of life patients exposed to COVID-19 in the city area of Semarang. Bali Medical Journal, 12(1), 534–538. https://doi.org/10.15562/bmj.v12i1.3779

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