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Title: Religious faith and psychosocial adaptation among stroke patients in Kuwait: A mixed method study
Authors: Omu, O
Al-Obaidi, S
Reynolds, F
Keywords: Stroke rehabilitation;Religious faith;Fatalism;Religious coping;Self-efficacy
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Journal of Religion and Health, 53(2): pp.538 - 551,(2014)
Abstract: Religious faith is central to life for Muslim patients in Kuwait, so it may influence adaptation and rehabilitation. This study explored quantitative associations among religious faith, self-efficacy, and life satisfaction in 40 female stroke patients and explored the influence of religion within stroke rehabilitation through qualitative interviews with 12 health professionals. The quantitative measure of religious faith did not relate to life satisfaction or self-efficacy in stroke patients. However, the health professionals described religious coping as influencing adaptation post-stroke. Fatalistic beliefs were thought to have mixed influences on rehabilitation. Measuring religious faith among Muslims through a standardized scale is debated. The qualitative accounts suggest that religious beliefs need to be acknowledged in stroke rehabilitation in Kuwait.
Description: This is the author's accepted manuscript. The final published article is available from the link below. Copyright @ 2012 Springer Science+Business Media.
ISSN: 0022-4197
Appears in Collections:Occupational Therapy
Dept of Clinical Sciences Research Papers

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