Context: This study examines the relationship between the Sense of Coherence (SOC) and selected variables in 159 asthmatics, aged 20-40 years old.
Study design: Descriptive correlational approach
Study setting: Dumaguete City
Study population: 159 respondents aged 20-40 years old
The data revealed that a majority of adult asthmatics have a high senseof coherence. No significant relationship between SOC and age, gender, marital status and educational attainment. Moreover, no significant relationship was observed between SOC and the nature and perceived, helpfulness of societal support, level of major stressful events and the self-reported health status levels of respodents. However, a significant relationship was observed between SOC levels of adult asthmatics and their perceived societal cohesion and structure as well as their levels of health maintaining behaviors.
Such findings strengthen the validity of concepts of salutogenesis and the knowledge that SOC influences in the maintenance of a person's health. Thereby, SOC may be tapped as a health management resource for people with asthma of other health related conditions.