Journal of Religion and Health

, Volume 46, Issue 2, pp 299–313

Religiosity and Spirituality: Influence on Quality of Life and Perceived Patient Self-Efficacy among Cardiac Patients and Their Spouses

  • Joan F. Miller
  • Timothy R. McConnell
  • Troy A. Klinger

DOI: 10.1007/s10943-006-9070-5

Cite this article as:
Miller, J.F., McConnell, T.R. & Klinger, T.A. J Relig Health (2007) 46: 299. doi:10.1007/s10943-006-9070-5


The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of spirituality, religiosity, and religious coping on quality of life and self-efficacy among couples following a first time cardiac event. There was no significant association between measures for spirituality and religiosity and couples’ ratings for quality of life and self-efficacy. Negative forms of religious coping were associated with lower levels of quality of life and decreased confidence in the patient’s ability to perform physical tasks. Spouses’ measures for quality of life, self-efficacy, spirituality, religiosity, and religious coping were associated with patients’ measures for the same study variables.


spiritualityreligiosityreligious copingquality of lifeself-efficacy

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© Blanton-Peale Institute 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joan F. Miller
    • 1
  • Timothy R. McConnell
    • 2
  • Troy A. Klinger
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of NursingBloomsburg UniversityBloomsburgUSA
  2. 2.Department of Exercise ScienceBloomsburg UniversityBloomsburgUSA
  3. 3.Department of Cardiac Rehabilitation Geisinger Medical CenterDanvilleUSA