Analysis of Cancer Patients Characteristics and the Self-ruqyah Treatment to the Patients Spiritual Life Quality


  • M. Fais Satrianegara Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Alauddin State Islamic University, Makassar, Indonesia
  • Anwar Mallongi Department of Environmental Health, Faculty of Public Health, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia



Self ruqyah Treatment, Radiotherapy, Depression, Quality of life, Quality of spiritual life


AIM: The research aimed is to analyze the characteristics of cancer patients and the self-ruqyah treatment to the spiritual life quality among patients.

METHODS: The research used the analytical observation studies with 20 respondents who were selected using the purposive sampling technique. In the research, the depression was measured with the beck depression inventory and the quality of life was measured with (FACT-G) and the spiritual life quality with FACIT Sp.12 (the functional assessment of the chronic illness therapy spiritual) on the case (experimental). Namely, 10 cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy who participated in the self-ruqyah treatment program and the control group, namely 10 patients who did not participate in program. After 25 days, the cancer patients of both groups were examined their cortisol saliva and were measured their levels of depression, life quality, and spiritual life quality.

RESULTS: This study illustrates that the number of cancer patients are more female (65%) than male (35%). Then, the risk of the age group, then the age range most often found in this study is the age range of 40–49 years which is as much as 55%, then the age of 50–59 (25%) and the rest in the young age group (20%). The number of respondents sampled in this study was mostly found in the middle/junior high school education gap of 40%, not at school or elementary school at 35% and respondents who had a Strata education of 25%. Most all patients who were sampled in this study had a permanent job of 30% as civil servants or 25% private, the rest stopped working because of suffering from this disease as much as 30%.

CONCLUSION: There are differences in the average value of quality of life in cancer patients who do independent ruqyah therapy and who do not do ruqyah independently.


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Satrianegara MF, Mallongi A. Analysis of Cancer Patients Characteristics and the Self-ruqyah Treatment to the Patients Spiritual Life Quality. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2020 Sep. 25 [cited 2022 Dec. 9];8(T2):224-8. Available from:

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