عنوان مقاله [English]
Background and objective:Religious orders have effective role in empowering the patients and cause the patient to reach to this healthy state sooner. The anxiety caused by the separation of individual religious orders also has negative effects on the course of disease, prolongs the hospital say and causes adverse psychological effects on a person .The present study measured the need for religious care among patients. Methods:A cross - sectional study was performed. Samples of the study consisted of ten percent of patients hospitalized for any reason at the time of implementation in teaching hospitals and medical university hospitals. The relevant questionnaire was provided after obtaining consent to it from patients. Finally, data collection and analysis was performed using statistical software SPSS. Results:Most patients were female, low educated and lived in a city the maximum and the minimum age were 90 and 12 years respectively with the mean age of 44 years. Chi-square test and one-way ANOVA showed statistically significant differences in all aspects of religious behavior (p < 0/05).Conclusion:Considering the results of this study, the religious care of patients is a necessary aspect of hospital care. As a result, hospital officials are recommended to implement programs for performing religious duties as part of a comprehensive care program.