International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


(MCI Approved Journal)

ISSN: 2454-9142

Vol. 4, Issue 3 (2018)

A study to compare health status of two groups of individuals between 40-60 yrs of age – one practicing any spiritual activity for at least 10 years and other not practicing any such activity

Author(s): Dr. Swapnil Jain, Dr. Bharti, Dr. Ruchir Jain
Abstract:
Spirituality is a belief in a higher power, the awareness of life and its meaning, with the purpose in life, reflects the individuality of a person's relationship with one's self and relationships with the world with high relationships. Spirituality means to live with ethical standards.
All these factors can affect how patients and health care professionals experience health and disease and how they interact with each other. Most studies are being conducted either, either the sick patients or the health care person. The general public has not been studied so that they can be analyzed by the influence of spiritual activities practiced on their health in their divine life.
The purpose of this study is to assess the similarity of spirituality and health in spite of their sexual relation, religion, business etc. among the randomly selected common people of the Gwalior region and contribute to the vast pool of similar research done across the world.
If these behaviors are used to prevent diseases of chronic lifestyle in high-risk patients, then better results than any other medical intervention, because "better treatment than prevention" is.
Aims: The Study was mainly dealing with middle aged individuals who tend to inculcate one or other spiritual practices in their daily life and also tend to have various health problems. So study was conducted within the age group of 40-60 years.
Methods and Material: It was a cross sectional comparative study conducted on 100 individuals between the age group of 40-60yrs of age divided into two groups of 50 subjects each one practicing any spiritual activity for at least 10 years and other not practicing any such spiritual activity.
Result: The data was analyzed and various tables and graphs have been made: Table No. 1 shows Sex wise distribution of people participated in the study. It shows that females practice spirituality more than males’. Table No. 2 shows Education status of participants in the study. Among the people doing spiritual practice, 6% are illiterate, 20% have had education less than 10th standard and 74% are educated 10th or more.
Conclusion: In the study, it was found that: Females inculcate spiritual practices in their day-to-day life more in comparison to males. People doing spiritual practice for at least 10 years belong to good or moderate health status group more than those not doing any such practice.
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