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Religious coping and God locus of health control: their relationships to health quality of life among people living with HIV in Malaysia
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Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kampar, Perak, Malaysia
Submission date: 2016-04-01
Final revision date: 2016-07-02
Acceptance date: 2016-07-02
Online publication date: 2016-10-17
Publication date: 2016-10-18
 
Health Psychology Report 2017;5(1):41–47
 
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Background
The aim of the report was to explore the relationships between God health locus of control, religious coping, and health quality of life among people living with HIV (PLWH).

Participants and procedure
Purposive sampling was used to recruit 117 PLWH who have a religion, and the survey method was used to collect data.

Results
The results showed that God health locus of control was significantly positively correlated with negative religious coping, and negative religious coping was significantly negatively correlated with health quality of life. In addition, negative religious coping is the mediator of the indirect effect of God health locus of control on the quality of life.

Conclusions
More training to reduce the use of negative religious coping among PLWH who have a religion in Malaysia will be helpful to improve their overall function quality of life (QoL).
 
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