Evaluation of Spiritual Health Level in Pregnant Women Referred to Hospitals Affiliated to Shiraz University of Medical Sciences

Hanieh Dehestani, Naeimeh Tayebi, Fatemeh Ahmadinezhad


Pregnancy and motherhood are considered as enjoyable and evolutionary events in women's lives. In Iran, a study that measured the spiritual health of pregnant women has been conducted very limited. The aim of this study was to evaluate the mean score of spiritual health in pregnant women referred to hospitals affiliated to Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. This descriptive cross-sectional study was performed in 2016 on 200 pregnant women referring to health centers in Shiraz. Sampling was performed by available sampling method and information was collected by Palutzin and Ellison spiritual health tools and personal and demographic information by self-performed method. Data were analyzed by SPSS software (version 22) and descriptive statistical tests. The mean age was 28.92 with a gestational age of 37-41 weeks. 17 (8.5%) of the sample were less than 20 years old, 28 (14%) were 36-40 years old and 7 (3.5%) were over 40 years old. The mean age of spiritual health was 102.68(14.61) and 63 people (31.5%) had moderate spiritual health. And 137 people (68.5%) had high spiritual health. Most of the mothers participating in this study had high spiritual health. Therefore, more attention to the spiritual and psychological dimensions of pregnant women along with other dimensions of health is recommended.


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