Spiritual Coping in People Living with Stroke

Rosyidah Arafat, Ratna Sitorus, Mustikasari, Abd Majid

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Background : The strength of spiritual beliefs considered can influences the ability to cope after a stroke event. However there is a paucity of literature and evidence with regard to spiritual coping in stroke patients. Objective : This study amied to explore lived experienced of spiritual coping in partisipants who were stroke. Methods : This qualitative study in which data collected through in-depth interview. Interviews were audiotaped, transcribed verbatim and analyzed using the Collaizi's method. Results : Four themes were identified : Feeling connected to God, trusting in God, seeking spiritual support, finding meaning and purpose. Conclusion : Spiritual coping of stroke patients should be recognized, realized, and considered in nursing care. Further study is needed to explore how nurses provision of spiritual care in stroke patients.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)658-662
JournalInternational Journal of Caring Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2018


  • Spiritual care
  • spiritual coping
  • stroke patients


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