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Azizzadeh Forouzi M, Roudi RashtAbadi O S, Heidarzadeh A, Malkyan L, Ghazanfarabadi M. Studying the Relationship of Posttraumatic Growth With Religious Coping and Social Support Among Earthquake Victims of Bam. Health in Emergencies and Disasters Quarterly 2018; 4 (1) :55-61
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1- Department of Medical Surgeical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery Razi, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.
2- Department of Medical Surgeical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, Rafsanjan, Iran. , heidarzadehaazam@yahoo.com
3- Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Bam University of Medical Sciences, Bam, Iran.
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Background: One of the topics in health psychology is the positive effects of psychological trauma on people encountered a trauma and determining the facilitating factors of these positive effects. The present study was conducted to evaluate the relationship of posttraumatic growth with religious coping and social support among earthquake victims of Bam City, Iran, in 2015.
Materials and Methods: The present study was a correlation study in which 230 participants from Bam were selected using cluster sampling method. The relevant data were collected using Posttraumatic Growth Inventory (PTGI), Religious Coping Scale (RCOPE), and Multiple Scale of Social Support (MSPSS). Then the obtained data were analyzed in SPSS performing central tendency and dispersion tests, t test, variance analysis and correlation coefficients.
Results: The total Mean±SD scores of posttraumatic growth, religious coping, and perceived social support were 3.66±0.61, 3.53±0.54 and 5.37±1.24, respectively. There was a significant positive correlation between the total scores of posttraumatic growth and religious coping (P=0.0001, r=0.43).
Conclusion: According to the results of the present study, improving religious coping and perceived social support could increase posttraumatic growth and provide better conditions for living and decreasing society’s problems.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/02/10 | Accepted: 2018/07/17 | Published: 2018/10/1

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