Authors: Triana Kesuma Dewi, Madelon L. Peters, Benjamin P. Margono
There is evidence that religiosity may lead to improvement of quality of life during palliative care. The present study aimed to test this relationship specifically in a Moslem population. Moreover, the mediating role of acceptance in the relationship between religiosity and quality of life was examined. We used a religiosity scale which was based on the Glock and Stark typology, the acceptance scale from the PEACE questionnaire and the McGill Quality of Life Questionnaire. Demographic variables such as age, sex, marital status, income, and educational background were also assessed. The results showed that there were positive correlations between religiosity and acceptance, as well as acceptance and quality of life. The hypothesis that acceptance mediated the relation between religiosity and quality of life was confirmed.
Keywords: Acceptance, Muslim, palliative care, quality of life, religiosity