Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
The purpose of this pilot study is to compare the frequency, length, types, and experiences of prayer for breast cancer survivors before they were diagnosed and currently. Using the Cancer Survivor Prayer Scale (CSPS), survivors had a statistically significant (p < .05) increase in types of prayer, prayer experiences, and the closeness in their relationship with God. The main themes in the written responses were feelings of permanence regarding God's love, strong trust in God, feeling comforted during treatment by God and people, and requesting specific answers to prayers. The significant findings of this study demonstrate a need for further research into the prayer practices of breast cancer survivors and expansion of the study to a larger, more diverse sample.
BF1 .M63 v. 13 no. 2 2008
Bilger, Jean C.; Eldridge-Houser, Jennifer; and Cox, Carol
"Changes in breast cancer survivors' prayer from before diagnosis to currently: a pilot study,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 13
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol13/iss2/7