The Role of Social Support, Maqasid Syariah Quality of Life and Impacts on Health Status

Mohamad, Mahadzirah and Karim, Fazida and Mat Ali @ Salim, Nor Azman (2015) The Role of Social Support, Maqasid Syariah Quality of Life and Impacts on Health Status. In: 1st World Islamic Social Science Congress (WISSC, 2015), 1-2 December 2015, Putrajaya, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Prison population was reported to be a marginalised group within a society, receiving poor health treatment and untreated condition in most developing countries. Examining the health status among drug abuse inmates would enable prison institutions to find the predicting factors that could improve health status among drug abuse inmates. It was reported that factors such as social support and quality of life could influence the improvement of health status among drug abuser. Drug abuse inmates experienced higher health problems than the general public because health care in prison was one of the neglected health areas in Malaysia. The main objective of this study was to improve health status of drug abuse inmates. Specifically, this study examined the relationship among social support, quality of life and health status among drug abuse inmates. In this case, the measurement of quality of life was measured using Maqasid Syariah approach which comprised of five elements namely, religion, life, mind, lineage and wealth. Self-administered questionnaires were distributed to drug abuse inmates at several prisons in Malaysia identified using area sampling representing north, south, central and east region. The selection of the respondents was conducted using simple random sampling method. The instrument comprised of four major sections measuring social support, religion and health status. The last part of the questionnaire captured the respondents’ profile. The research hypotheses were tested using Structural Equation Modelling (SEM). This study expected to discover a positive relationship between social support and health status. In addition, Maqasid syariah quality of life played a mediating role in the relationship between social support and health status among drug abuse inmates. The findings of the study would provide insightful information and strategies pertaining to several aspects of social support and Maqasid Syariah Quality of Life that would improve the drug abuse inmates’ health.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Maqasid Syariah, Quality of Life, Social Support and Health Status
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Economics & Management Sciences
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Mahadzirah Mohamad
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2015 07:22
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2015 07:22
URI: http://erep.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/4181

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