Depression, Religious Coping and Quality of Life in Chronically Ill Patients
Author(s): Zunaira Zulqarnain
and Atia -ur Rehman
The present study examined the relationship among depression, religious coping activities and quality of life in chronically ill patients suffering from type II diabetes, cancer and coronary heart diseases. Study also investigated whether the chronic illness is the predictor of quality of life, depression and religious coping. It was hypothesized that, there is relationship among quality of life, depression and religious coping in chronically ill patients, there is likely to be negative relationship between quality of life and depression, there is likely to be positive relationship between religious coping and quality of life, Quality of life is likely to predict religious coping activities and depression in patients, there are likely to be differences between three groups of patients (diabetes, cancer and cardiac) on depression, religious coping and quality of life. A sample of 90 patients (30 each from cancer, heart and diabetes groups, 15 men and 15 women) was taken from Sir Gangaram hospital. Their age ranged from 35 to 58 years and mean score for men was 49.00 (SD=6.81) and for women was 47.36 (SD=6.81). Quality of life scale (Flanagan, 1982), brief RECOPE and Center for Epidemiological Study Depression Scale, was used for assessment. Urdu version of scales was used. Cross sectional research design was used. e. Result analyzed using descriptive statistical analysis, correlation, MANOVA and Hierarchical Regression. The result showed that depression effect religious coping and quality of life in chronic patients as when depression high the quality of life will be low. The result also showed that quality of life is the predictor of positive religious copings and depression. The multiple analyses of variance showed that there are differences between three groups of patients on depression and quality of life but not on religious coping. ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 23(8), August, 2022; 1-8.