The level of spiritual development of people, suffering from chronic diseases, and its links with medical health indicators

Савченко, Валентин Михайлович (2018) The level of spiritual development of people, suffering from chronic diseases, and its links with medical health indicators Здоров’я, фізичне виховання і спорт: перспективи та кращі практики : Матер. Міжнарод. наук.-практ. конф., 15 травня 2018 р., м. Київ / МОН України, Київ. ун-т імені Бориса Грінченка. pp. 23-30.

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The state of physical (according to medical conclusions) health and spiritual development of 149 persons suffering from chronic diseases was studied. There were 116 women (77.9%) and 33 men (22.1%). - The average (M ± σ) age of patients made up 59.3 ± 10.9 years. The examination of patients included the collection of clinical data, a general blood test, the determination of a number of biochemical parameters, spirography, electrocardiography. The state of spiritual health was determined with a special questionnaire (Nikifirov GS, Augustova LI, 2005). According to the results of the questionnaire, 34% of patients had an average and low level of spirituality, which does not totally correspond to existing ideas about the relationship between spiritual and physical health. A weak direct relationship (r = 0.16-0.30) between the level of spiritual development and patient’s experience was revealed , as well as the availability of vascular sclerosis and metabolic disorders, the content of beta-lipoproteins and urea in the blood serum, the length of the PQRST complex on the electrocardiogram, and the weak feedback with a relative amount of monocytes in the blood. The revealed links could be explained with increasing the physical disorders in elderly people, accompanied with a deeper conscious attitude towards themselves, other people and the world around them, based on the education and experience gained.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: health; spirituality; patients; chronic diseases; links
Subjects: Наукові конференції > Міжнародні
Divisions: Інститути > Інститут людини > Кафедра практичної психології
Інститути > Інститут людини > Кафедра соціальної педагогіки і соціальної роботи
Інститути > Інститут людини > Кафедра спеціальної та інклюзивної освіти
Depositing User: Професор Валентин Михайлович Савченко
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2018 08:41
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2018 08:41

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