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RMJ. 2021; 46(1): 144-147


Religiosity for terminal illness scale; Development and initial validation among hepatitis patients

Malik Muhammad Sohail, Yasir Nawaz Manj, Falak Sher.

Abstract
Objective: To highlight the significance of religiosity for patients suffering from terminal hepatitis to cope with their ailments.
Methodology: This cross-sectional survey was conducted in five district headquarters hospitals of Punjab. A sample of 500 terminally ill hepatic patients was interviewed.
Results: The results of exploratory factor analysis showed that there were three constructs of religiosity namely; religious expectations, religious practices and religious beliefs. Hepatitis patients felt that they direly need religiosity to cope with their illness.
Conclusion: The study suggested that behavioral and religious aspect is significant in treating Hepatitis-C patients. Religiosity provides a reliable support to chronically ill patients.

Key words: Religiosity, terminal illness, hepatitis.


 
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Sohail MM, Manj YN, Sher F. Religiosity for terminal illness scale; Development and initial validation among hepatitis patients. RMJ. 2021; 46(1): 144-147.


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Sohail MM, Manj YN, Sher F. Religiosity for terminal illness scale; Development and initial validation among hepatitis patients. RMJ. (2021), [cited March 20, 2021]; 46(1): 144-147.



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Sohail, M. M., Manj, . Y. N. & Sher, . F. (2021) Religiosity for terminal illness scale; Development and initial validation among hepatitis patients. RMJ, 46 (1), 144-147.



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Sohail, Malik Muhammad, Yasir Nawaz Manj, and Falak Sher. 2021. Religiosity for terminal illness scale; Development and initial validation among hepatitis patients. Rawal Medical Journal, 46 (1), 144-147.



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Sohail, Malik Muhammad, Yasir Nawaz Manj, and Falak Sher. "Religiosity for terminal illness scale; Development and initial validation among hepatitis patients." Rawal Medical Journal 46 (2021), 144-147.



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Sohail, Malik Muhammad, Yasir Nawaz Manj, and Falak Sher. "Religiosity for terminal illness scale; Development and initial validation among hepatitis patients." Rawal Medical Journal 46.1 (2021), 144-147. Print.



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Sohail, M. M., Manj, . Y. N. & Sher, . F. (2021) Religiosity for terminal illness scale; Development and initial validation among hepatitis patients. Rawal Medical Journal, 46 (1), 144-147.








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