Bipolar disorder is a chronic mental condition that affects patients' quality of life. The management process is affected by acceptance of illness. The ability to accept illness is related to spirituality level, a value that is upheld by Indonesian people. Limited research has been conducted on the relationship between spirituality and bipolar disorder. This study aims to analyze the relationship between spirituality levels and acceptance of illness in patients with bipolar disorder. This correlational study uses a questionnaire for bipolar disorder patients contacted through Harmony in Diversity online community. A total of 30 samples were obtained according to inclusion and exclusion criteria. The correlation was calculated between acceptance of illness and vertical aspect of spirituality (p-value = 0.050, r = 0.306), horizontal aspect of spirituality (p-value = 0.001, r = 0.556), and general spirituality (p-value = 0.007, r = 0.444). A significant positive correlation exists between general spirituality and acceptance of illness with a more significant horizontal dimension than vertical dimension.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)142-146
Number of pages5
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2020


  • Acceptance of illness
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Spirituality


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