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Examining the Relationship Between Spiritual Coping and Spiritual Wellbeing in Patients with Beta-Thalassemia Major

Narjes Khatoon Sadeghi 1 , Sakine Miri 1 , Farnaz Jahantigh 2 and Reza Nikbakht 2 , *
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1 Department of Nursing, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran
2 Community Nursing Research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran
Article information
  • Medical - Surgical Nursing Journal: November 30, 2018, 7 (4); e88742
  • Published Online: February 19, 2019
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: January 5, 2019
  • Accepted: February 3, 2019
  • DOI: 10.5812/msnj.88742

To Cite: Sadeghi N K, Miri S, Jahantigh F, Nikbakht R. Examining the Relationship Between Spiritual Coping and Spiritual Wellbeing in Patients with Beta-Thalassemia Major, Med Surg Nurs J. 2018 ; 7(4):e88742. doi: 10.5812/msnj.88742.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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