O processo de avaliação dos níveis de bem-estar espiritual: um contributo para a sua validação

Translated title of the contribution: The evaluation of spiritual well-being: validating an approach

Ana Cristina Caramelo Rego

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This study was designed to analyze the results of translation / validation of the Spiritual Assessment Scale and study its psychometric properties. The original instrument, called Spiritual Assessment Scale was developed by Elizabeth O’Brien (1999), with the aim of assessing the spiritual Well-Being. There was a study of methodological research, starting from the Spiritual Assessment Scale. The instrument was validated in a sample of 210 patients. After the analysis of homogeneity items, 2 items were removed from the original scale, staying the Spiritual Assessment Scale formed by nineteen items. The scale is composed by three factors corresponding to the three concepts that make up the Spiritual Well-Being (Personal Faith, Religious Practice and Spiritual Contentment). The results tell us this is a reliable and valid scale for assessment of the Spiritual Well-Being, although it suggests the need for further studies of revalidation.
Translated title of the contributionThe evaluation of spiritual well-being: validating an approach
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)199-204
Number of pages6
Journal Cadernos de Saúde
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2008


  • Spirituality
  • Scale
  • Nursing
  • Spiritual care
  • Spiritual well-being


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