Comparative Study

| Published: March 25, 2016

Spirituality and Gratitude as Predictors of the Quality of Life in Adult Cancer Patients

, Dr. Shanmukh V. Kamble

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Karnatak University Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.005/20160302

DOI: 10.25215/0302.005


The present study was designed to: (a) determine whether there is empirical support for a relationship between Gratitude and Spirituality in Quality of Life, (b) provide an estimate of the strength of this relationship, and (c) examine whether Spirituality and Gratitude is a predictor of quality of life. Stage 1 and Stage 2 Cancer patients were employed for this study. The sample for the study consisted of 397 Cancer patients aged between 36 to 67 years. The Spirituality Scale, Gratitude Scale and the Quality of Life for Adult Cancer Survivors were administered on the participants. Results supported previous research that Spirituality and Gratitude were positively correlated to Quality of life. It was also was a significant predictor in Quality of Life in Cancer Patients. The implication of this study is that Spirituality and Gratitude as a paradigm can be used to improve the Quality of life particularly for those who report very poor health while suffering from Cancer or are at the end of their life with disease.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429



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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 2, January-March, 2016