TEMPLES: A Faith-based Intervention to Increase the Quality of Life of Women with Cardiovascular Disease
Women , Cardiovascular Disease , Quality of Life , WHOQOL-BREF , Research Subject Categories::INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS::Caring sciences::Nursing , Faith-based Health Promotion
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for Americans. Advanced health care providers located in rural North Carolina implemented a six-session faith-based intervention, called TEMPLES. Evidence-based health-improvement measures, combined with spiritual guidance, promoted both faith and health during six online classes. The four volunteer healthcare professionals who led the TEMPLES implementation were interviewed after the program, and a content analysis revealed their thoughts regarding personal spiritual growth and satisfaction with program implementation. Mean scores on the WHOQOL-BREF quality of life tool increased significantly (p < .001) after the program for the 31 participants.