Relationships between quality of life, spiritual well-being, and psychological adjustment styles for people living with leukaemia: An exploratory study

M. O'Connor, A. Guilfoyle, L. Breen, F. Mukhardt, Colleen Fisher

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Abstract

This paper reports on the relationships between quality of life, spiritual well-being, and psychological adjustment styles for people living with leukaemia. Participants were 40 adults (26 women and 14 men) aged between 22 and 80 years living with acute or chronic leukaemia in Western Australia. Participants completed three scales measuring spiritual well-being (FACIT-Sp-12-C Version 4; Cella, 199711. Cella , D . 1997 . “ Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy (FACIT) Manual, Version 4 ” . In Chicago: Center on Outcomes Research and Education CORE, Evanston , Chicago : Northwestern Healthcare and Northwestern University .View all references), psychological adjustment styles (MAC; Watson, Greer, & Bliss, 198954. Watson , M , Greer , S and Bliss , JM . 1989 . Mental Adjustment to Cancer (MAC) Scale: User's manual , London : CRC Psychological Medicine Research Group The Royal Marsden Hospital .View all references), and quality of life (FACIT-G; Cella, 199711. Cella , D . 1997 . “ Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy (FACIT) Manual, Version 4 ” . In Chicago: Center on Outcomes Research and Education CORE, Evanston , Chicago : Northwestern Healthcare and Northwestern University .View all references). No differences were found between the men and women participants, with the exception of the anxious preoccupation adjustment style. Significant positive correlations were found between spiritual well-being and quality of life (r = 0.72, p = 
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)631-647
JournalMental Health, Religion & Culture
Volume10
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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