Author: Madhia Zaheer
Supervisor: Ms Tahira Mubashir
Year: (2009 – 2011)
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present research investigated the relationship health locus of control and quality of life in patients suffering from gastrointestinal cancer. It was hypothesized that there is a significant relationship between health locus of control and quality of life in patients suffering from gastrointestinal cancer. It was also hypothesized that there are significant mean differences on health locus of control and quality of life. Correlation research design was used. Purposive sampling technique was used and the sample taken of 100 male and female patients diagnosed with gastrointestinal cancer. The sample was drawn from different hospitals of Lahore. Multidimensional health locus of control scale (Wallston et al, 1994) was used to measure health beliefs and Quality of life scale (Avis at al, 2005) was used to assess Quality of life of patients. The findings suggested that there is no significant mean difference on quality of life and no significant mean differences on subscales of health locus of control in patients suffering from gastrointestinal cancer. Findings of current research can implicate in the hospital settings, clinical professionals can use the findings for the recovery of patients with the help of health psychologists.
Keywords: health locus of control, quality of life, gastrointestinal cancer.
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