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Spiritual Wellbeing and Quality of Life: A Perspective in Ageing

Author Affiliations

  • 1College of Home, Science, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, INDIA
  • 2Consultant Pulmonologist, Eternal Heart Care Centre, Jaipur, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (ISC-2014), Pages 246-249, (2015)


Spirituality promotes healthy and positive relationships with various aspects of life, such as mentaland physical health, subjective wellbeing, Life satisfaction and on the whole quality of life. The quest for meaning and purpose in life is also proven to be helpful in relation to spiritual wellbeing. To understand an individual's spiritual perspective is become an important demand of the era, considering physical illness, disability, loss of loved ones, loneliness, depression and mortality etc. during ageing years. Interest in spirituality and aging has increased recently, owing to overwhelming evidence of positive health outcomes linked to spirituality. Increasing longevity in modern society puts spiritual needs of ageing adults at the forefront of societal priorities. The research work attempts to present the relationship between the spiritual wellbeing and quality of life among 100 ageing adults belonging to middle income group of Hindu ethnicity across the gender, along with discussing the importance of spirituality for successful ageing. To summarize, we can say that during the later years of life spirituality appears to play an important and adaptive role by helping one to live a better quality of life with full of happiness and satisfaction, as well as longevity. In addition, along with encouraging healthy lifestyles, religious spiritual groups may promote access to better healthcare and preventive programs.


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