Table 3

Correlation between Spiritual Needs, Life Satisfaction and symptom score of patients with chronic diseases.

Religious needs

Inner Peace

Existentialistic Needs

Actively Giving


Religious needs

1,000

,554**

,625**

,561**

Inner Peace

1,000

,642**

,590**

Existentialistic needs

1,000

,594**

Actively Giving

1,000

Life Satisfaction Sum

,070

,117

,054

,173

Family life

,032

,049

,002

,085

Friendships

,017

,132

,026

,174

Work

,030

-,005

-,019

,082

Self

,129

,147

,110

,189**

Living area

,072

,118

,011

,110

overall Live

,138

,142

,135

,195**

Financial situation

-,080

-,054

-,134

,037

Future prospects

,105

,100

,091

,173

Satisfaction Health situation

,163

,157

,128

,170

Satisfaction Treatment efficacy/efforts

,175

,242**

,171

,185**

Symptom score (VAS)

-,130

-,137

-,174

-,292**


** p < 0.01 (Spearman rho; 2-tailed).

B├╝ssing et al. European Journal of Medical Research 2010 15:266-273   doi:10.1186/2047-783X-15-6-266

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