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| Published: September 25, 2016

Spiritual Well-Being among Diabetic Patients

Sabiha Baby

Guest Teacher, Department of Psychology, AMU, Aligarh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Owais Khan

Research Scholar, Department of Psychology, AMU, Aligarh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.141/20160304

DOI: 10.25215/0304.141

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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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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.141/20160304

10.25215/0304.141

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 4, July-September, 2016