Psychometric properties of the Persian version of spiritual well-being scale in patients with acute myocardial infarction

Mohammad Ali Soleimani, Saeed Pahlevan Sharif, Kelly A. Allen, Ameneh Yaghoobzadeh, Hamid Sharif Nia, Ozkan Gorgulu

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The purpose of this study was to assess the psychometric properties of the Persian version of Spiritual Well-Being Scale (SWBS) in patients with acute myocardial infarction. A multisite, cross-sectional survey was employed to determine the instrument’s reliability (Cronbach’s α and construct reliability) and validity (face, content, and construct). Using systematic sampling of adult outpatients at primary care clinic sites in the Qazvin City, Iran (N = 300), it was found that the Cronbach’s alpha and construct reliability of both factors associated with the SWBS were above 0.7. The construct validity of the scale was determined using exploratory factor analysis. The findings supported two factors: relation with God and relation with life. Further investigation through confirmatory factor analysis (eigenvalues of greater than one) confirmed a third factor construct associated with the SWBS. A total of 50.65 % of the variance were explained by these three factors. The overall findings of the study demonstrated that the SWBS is a valid and reliable instrument that has potential utility in future research and clinical practice settings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1981-1997
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Religion and Health
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Acute myocardial infarction
  • Factor analysis
  • Measurement
  • Psychometric
  • Spiritual well-being
  • Spirituality

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