Social Support, Gratitude, and Quality of Life of Patients with Chronic Disease in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Sulistyarini, R.R. Indahria
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The purpose of this research was to analyze factors that affect the quality of life for patients with chronic disease. The research focused on social support and gratitude, as primary factors that influence “quality of life” among patients. Social support and gratitude are hypothesized to have significant positive correlation with patients’ quality of life. The subjects of research were patients with type 1 diabetes, kidney failure, and hypertension who have been diagnosed for at least six months. The research was conducted on 152 subjects, 85 males and 67 females. The study used WHOOOL-BREF from WHO, gratitude scale (Brief Report Psychological Measures of Islamic Gratitude (PMIG)), based on Al-Jawziyyah’s gratitude theory and social support scale (Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS)). Data were analyzed using regression, and the result showed correlation between social support and quality of life of chronic disease patients.
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