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The role of religious beliefs and spirituality on the quality of life of rare diseases patients (English version)

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  • Salomea POPOVICIU


    (University lecturer, PhD, Emanuel University of Oradea, Nufarului 87, 410597, Oradea, Oradea, ROMANIA)

  • Delia BIRLE


    (University lecturer, PhD, University of Oradea, str. Universitatii 1, Oradea, Oradea, ROMANIA)

  • Serban OLAH


    (Associate Professor, PhD, University of Oradea, str. Universitatii 1, Oradea, Oradea, ROMANIA)



    (Associate Professor, PhD, Emanuel University of Oradea, Nufarului 87, 410597, Oradea, Oradea ROMANIA)

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    This study explored the relationship between religious beliefs and spiritual beliefs and the quality of life of Romanian rare disease patients. Specifically, the study, firstly, analyzed the correlations between self-reported life satisfaction and participants’ beliefs in heaven, afterlife and God. Secondly, correlations between self-reported optimism and participants’ belief in the role of spirituality and life meaning were studied. Thirdly, the relationship between self-reported health and church attendance, importance of church and importance God for Romanian rare disease patients were examined. Implications for social workers, counselors and health providers were also discussed.

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    Article provided by Editura Lumen, Department of Economics in its journal Revista de cercetare si interventie sociala.

    Volume (Year): 36 (2012)
    Issue (Month): (March)
    Pages: 144-161

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    Handle: RePEc:lum:rev2rl:v:36:y:2012:i::p:144-161
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