Table 5

Comparison of spiritual need dimensions.

Spiritual Need Scale (SNS) (Yong et al. [32])

Spiritual Needs Questionnaire (SpNQ) (Büssing et al.)


◦ relationship with God

◦ Religious Needs

◦ meaning and purpose

◦ Existentialistic Needs (Reflection/Meaning)

◦ acceptance of dying

-Single items N12 and N5

◦ hope and peace

◦ Need for Inner Peace

◦ love and connection

◦ Actively Giving


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

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