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Defense of an M.A. Thesis by Atta Labib Alsharaf in Intensive Care Nursing

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Researcher Atta Labib Alsharaf, a student in the master’s program in intensive care nursing, defended his thesis entitled: Spiritual and Psychological Well-Being, and Quality of Life among Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis Sessions in the West Bank, Palestine.

This study aimed to estimate spiritual well-being, psychological well-being, and quality of life among patients undergoing hemodialysis sessions in the West Bank. This descriptive study examined a random sample of 413 Palestinian patients receiving hemodialysis sessions in eleven centers operating in the West Bank. The questionnaire tool was distributed and the data was collected using the psychological well-being scale, the spiritual well-being scale, and the World Health Organization Quality of Life scale - BREF during the period between March 28 and August 10, 2023.

The study concluded that hemodialysis patients have a moderate level of spiritual well-being, high levels of psychological well-being, and a poor quality of life. High spiritual well-being, high psychological well-being, high educational level, and marital status were predictive of better quality of life. Therefore, the researcher recommended the need to provide spiritual care and counseling programs for hemodialysis patients to improve their quality of life.

The thesis was supervised by Dr. Imad Abu Khader, and the committee of examiners included Dr. Nizar Saeed and Dr. Mohammad Jallad.