Improving Spiritual Well-Being in Patients with Lung Cancers

Katherine M. Piderman, Terin T. Sytsma, Marlene H. Frost, Paul J. Novotny, Sarah M. Rausch Osian, Lise Solberg Nes, Christi Ann Patten, Jeff A Sloan, Teresa A. Rummans, Carrie A. Bronars, Ping Yang, Matthew M Clark

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Patients with lung cancer report more disease burden and lower spiritual well-being (SWB) compared with other cancer patients. Understanding variables that lessen disease burden and improve SWB is essential. The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between motivational level for physical activity and SWB in patients with lung cancer. Linear regression showed increased SWB as stage of change for physical activity increased (p < 0.0001), even after adjusting for multiple demographic variables.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)156-162
Number of pages7
JournalThe journal of pastoral care & counseling : JPCC
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015



  • exercise
  • lung cancer
  • spiritual well-being
  • spirituality
  • stages of change

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  • Medicine(all)

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Piderman, K. M., Sytsma, T. T., Frost, M. H., Novotny, P. J., Rausch Osian, S. M., Solberg Nes, L., Patten, C. A., Sloan, J. A., Rummans, T. A., Bronars, C. A., Yang, P., & Clark, M. M. (2015). Improving Spiritual Well-Being in Patients with Lung Cancers. The journal of pastoral care & counseling : JPCC, 69(3), 156-162.