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Collegium antropologicum, Vol.33 No.4 December 2009. -

Our aim was to assess relations between the quality of life and religiosity in breast cancer patients. The participants were 115 consecutively admitted female in-patients with breast cancer in the radiotherapy unit in the course of six months. The measures used were Santa Clara Strength of Religious Faith Questionnaire SCSORF, World Health Organisation Well-Being Index Five WHO-WBI 5 and International Breast Cancer Study Group Quality of Life IBCSG-QL Questionnaire. The participants responded on three statements relating to religious coping with cancer. Moderate religiosity was associated with perception of worse physical health. The statement »the illness decreased my faith« was associated with worse quality of life QOL domains: less well-being, more pain, poor physical health, more effort to cope, worse fatigue and less general satisfaction. The statement »the faith helps me in illness« was associated with higher social support.

religiosity; religious coping; quality of life; breast cancer

Autor: Branka Aukst-Margetić - ; Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Center Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia Miro Jakovljević - ; Dep



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