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Blessings: The Influence of a Spirituality-Based Intervention on Psychospiritual Outcomes in a Cardiac Population

Delaney, Colleen PhD, RN, AHN-BC; Barrere, Cynthia PhD, RN, AHN-BC

doi: 10.1097/01.HNP.0000326004.57687.74

Cardiovascular disease affects an individual's body, mind, and spirit. The multidimensional impact of heart disease requires holistic care that includes the spiritual dimension for patients to achieve optimal healing and recovery. This pretest, posttest repeated-measures quasi-experimental study sought to examine the influence of a spiritual intervention on psychospiritual outcomes in a cardiac population.

School of Nursing, University of Connecticut, Storrs (Dr Delaney); and Department of Nursing, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut (Dr Barrere).

Corresponding Author: Colleen Delaney, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, School of Nursing, University of Connecticut, 231 Glenbrook Rd U-2026, Storrs, CT 06269 (

The authors thank Suzanne E. Jonas, EdD, Director, Inner Harmony Health Center, Walland, Tennessee, for developing the CD, Blessings, used in the study.

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.