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Pilch, M; Scharf, SN; Lukanz, M; Wutte, NJ; Fink-Puches, R; Glawischnig-Goschnik, M; Unterrainer, HF; Aberer, E.
Spiritual well-being and coping in scleroderma, lupus erythematosus, and melanoma.
J Dtsch Dermatol Ges. 2016; 14(7):717-728
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Autor/innen der Med Uni Graz:
Aberer Elisabeth
Fink-Puches Regina
Glawischnig-Goschnik Monika
Palfner-Wutte Nora Johanna
Unterrainer Human-Friedrich

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Religious/spiritual (R-S) well-being is associated with greater vitality and lower depression scores. In this study, we investigated strategies for coping with disease and the role of religiosity/spirituality with respect to improving subjective well-being. One hundred and forty-nine patients (107 women), 44 of whom with systemic sclerosis (SSc), 48 with lupus erythematosus (LE), and 57 with stage I or II malignant melanoma (MM) were surveyed using a self-designed questionnaire, which addressed subjective well-being and disease-related circumstances, as well as the Multidimensional Inventory for Religious/Spiritual Well-Being (MI-RSWB). At the time of diagnosis, disease burden is greater in LE patients than in patients with SSc and MM. Only after several years are SSc and LE patients able to accept their disease. Compared with healthy individuals, the overall score of R-S well-being is significantly lower in LE patients. In LE, photosensitivity and joint pain are inversely correlated with the ability to forgive. SSc patients with facial lesions and pulmonary involvement show greater religiosity. MM patients display significantly higher values for transcendental hope. Talks about the disease and psychological support are the most important needs of patients with SSc, LE, and MM. At present, programs aimed at improving R-S coping skills do not seem to play a significant role, but could be an important resource that should be addressed in the future. © 2016 Deutsche Dermatologische Gesellschaft (DDG). Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
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Adaptation, Psychological -
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Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic - psychology
Melanoma - psychology
Scleroderma, Systemic - psychology
Spirituality -
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