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Spiritual well-being for croatian cancer patients: Validation and applicability of the croatian version of the eortc qlq-swb32

Dabo, I; Skočilić, I; Vivat, B; Belac-Lovasić, I; Turina, ISB; (2021) Spiritual well-being for croatian cancer patients: Validation and applicability of the croatian version of the eortc qlq-swb32. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health , 18 (22) , Article 11920. 10.3390/ijerph182211920. Green open access

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Abstract

Spiritual well-being is a recognized predictor of health-related quality of life in palliative patients. No research in Croatia has yet addressed this field. This study, the first of its kind in Croatia, validated a Croatian translation of the EORTC QLQ-SWB32 measure of spiritual well-being with curative Croatian oncology patients and assessed its use and value. The study was conducted between July 2019 and January 2020 at the Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology, University Hospital Rijeka, with 143 cancer patients, using the linguistically validated Croatian version of the measure. All patients found the measure acceptable. Confirmatory factor analysis aligned with the structure found in previous studies. Cronbach’s alpha confirmed internal consistency. Female participants scored higher on the RSG (Relationship with Someone or Something Greater), RG (Relationship with God), and EX (Existential) scales, and on Global-SWB. Patients with breast and gynecological tumors scored higher on RG. Older patients scored lower on RSG, RG and EX. Retirees and those with below-average incomes scored lower on EX. Participants who identified as having no religion scored lower on RSG. Stage I cancer patients scored higher on RG. The Croatian version of the EORTC QLQ-SWB32 is an acceptable, valid, and reliable measure of SWB for Croatian cancer patients.

Type: Article
Title: Spiritual well-being for croatian cancer patients: Validation and applicability of the croatian version of the eortc qlq-swb32
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph182211920
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182211920
Language: English
Additional information: This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Division of Psychiatry
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10138985
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