The Importance of Spirituality, Spiritual Intelligence, Hope and Social Support in Dealing with Cancer Patients: Some Comments.
In addition, the incidence rates of cancer increase after age 25. Cancer mortality rates increase with age in both men and women, 70% of cancer deaths occurring among the population aged 65-years and older, according to Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Control 2015–2020. There are many factors that can affect cancer survival such as nutritional status, early diagnosis, and spirituality/ religious beliefs, which can promote anti-depressive mental health status that enhance and maximize the immunological systems of cancer patients.
This program consisted of a randomized control trial to examine feasibility, acceptability and efficacy of a program called achieving wellness after kancer in early life. The program’s objective was to reorient young adults towards goal pursuits even after a cancer diagnosis, following a hope-based treatment. The program demonstrated how hope can be an important factor to re-oriented
goals, in such a way that it may help patients to better understand and deal with their condition in an optimistic way.
Moreover, taking into consideration cultural diversity and the importance of instrumentations to evaluate minorities’ spiritual intelligence, a culturally adapted Spanish version of the spiritual
intelligence self-report inventory reported good internal consistency analogous to the findings of King. Also, the study found that age and sex vary significantly. Another investigation, aimed to study the relationship of spiritual intelligence with hope and to compare cancerous patients
The literature states that even though a person is not religious, or does not have a religious belief, in states of poor health, the situation leads them to find a higher being or a god that can help
them surpass every obstacle and even help to find meaning in life again.
Soc Behav Res Pract Open J. 2022; 7(1): 8-11. doi: 10.17140/SBRPOJ-7-133