| Published: September 25, 2016
Spiritual Well-Being among Diabetic Patients
Maintaining overall health and well-being in illness can be achieved through various combinations of physical, mental, social, environmental and spiritual well-being. In recent era spirituality has emerged as a central focus of in the field of health sciences. Researchers and clinicians now believe in the important connection of spirituality, health and wellness of an individual’s life. Patients living with chronic disease such as diabetes mellitus have life management challenges and difficulties that come with the disease process. The present study examined the spiritual well-being among diabetic patients. Spiritual Well-being Scale (SWBS) was administered to a sample of 50 Muslim diabetic patients (male = 23, and female = 27). Obtained data was analyzed by t-test. Results showed that there was no significant difference between male and female diabetic patients on both subscales of spiritual well being i.e., the Religious Well-being Scale (t = .451, p > .05) and Existential Well-being Scale (t = 1.11, p > .05). This finding suggests that spiritual well- being among Muslim diabetic patients may create great encouraging results. Health documents describing the self- management procedures highlight spirituality as one of the important holistic styles that address the needs of whole person rather than isolated parts.
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© 2016, S Baby, O Khan
Received: July 06, 2016; Revision Received: August 05, 2016; Accepted: September 25, 2016
Published in Volume 03, Issue 4, July-September, 2016