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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30659406/the-role-of-socio-demographics-in-adoption-of-religious-spiritual-and-other-coping-strategies-among-muslim-chronic-patients-with-hepatitis-c-in-pakistan
#1
Malik Muhammad Sohail, Saeed Ahmad, Fauzia Maqsood
Coping has emerged as a vital indicator among patients in the chronic conditions. The current study examined the role of demographic characteristics (such as age, education, gender, marital status, residential background, family type and number of children) in adoption of coping (emotion-focused, problem-solving, religious-spiritual) strategies for nursing among hepatitis patients. A sample of 500 patients (of hepatitis C) was drawn from five most populous districts (Lahore, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala and Multan) of Punjab, Pakistan, by using Epi Info software with an alpha level of 0...
January 18, 2019: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30649707/religiosity-and-excess-weight-among-african-american-adolescents-the-jackson-heart-kids-study
#2
Marino A Bruce, Bettina M Beech, Tanganyika Wilder, E Thomaseo Burton, Jylana L Sheats, Keith C Norris, Roland J Thorpe
Recent studies suggest that religion and spirituality can yield health benefits for young African-Americans. We examined the relationship between religious practices, spirituality, and excess weight among African-American adolescents (N = 212) residing in the Deep South. Results from modified Poisson regression analysis indicate that adolescents who prayed daily had a lower prevalence of excess weight (PR 0.77 [95% CI 0.62-0.96]) than those who did not. This relationship was only significant for 12-15 year-old participants in age-stratified analysis...
January 16, 2019: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30644042/relationship-between-praying-and-self-care-in-elderly-with-heart-failure-a-cross-sectional-study-in-west-of-iran
#3
Behrang Kazeminezhad, Asma Tarjoman, Milad Borji
Given the prevalence of Heart Failure (HF), the current study was conducted, aiming to determine the relationship between praying and self-care in the patients with HF in Iran in 2018. The type of the study is descriptive-analytical, which has been conducted in patient group of more than 65, suffering HF. The population of study has consisted of HF patients, referring to Shahid Mostafa Khomeini Hospital of Ilam province. Therefore, the patients, referring to this hospital for medical treatments, were included in this study...
January 14, 2019: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30635764/comparison-of-newly-graduated-nurses-and-doctors-opinions-about-spiritual-care-and-their-emotional-intelligence-levels
#4
Selma Sabanciogullari, Nazmiye Çatal, Fatma Doğaner
The study has been conducted to compare newly graduated nurses' and doctors' opinions about spiritual care and their emotional intelligence levels. Descriptive study's sample consisted of 50 nurses and 50 doctors who graduated from a university's medical faculty and health faculty recently. Data were collected by Personal Information Form, Spirituality and Spiritual Care Rating Scale, and Schutte Emotional Intelligence Scale. Emotional intelligence (t = 3.42, p = 0.001) and spirituality and spiritual care detection levels (t = 3...
January 11, 2019: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30632002/religiosity-spirituality-and-mental-health-a-meta-analysis-of-studies-from-the-german-speaking-area
#5
Bastian Hodapp, Christian Zwingmann
The meta-analysis presented here investigates the relationship between religiosity/spirituality (R/S) and mental health based on 67 studies from the German-speaking area (Germany, Austria, Switzerland). The weighted average correlation is .03 (95% CI [.01, .05]), indicating that a greater R/S is minimally but significantly associated with better mental health. The results are moderated by the type of R/S measure: negative R/S types correlate - .20 with mental health, whereas other R/S measures exhibit small positive associations...
January 10, 2019: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30610514/do-religious-coping-and-attachment-to-god-affect-perceived-pain-study-of-the-elderly-with-chronic-back-pain-in-iran
#6
Masoud Hatefi, Asma Tarjoman, Milad Borji
Religious Coping (RC) refers to the individual's ability to understand and cope with the stress in life. Attachment is a God relatively stable emotional bond that forms through continuous communication and requires interaction, pleasure and relaxation. Considering the increasing population of the elderly and the role of pain in their health status, the present study was conducted aimed to determine the relationship between RC and attachment to God with perceived pain in the elderly with chronic low back pain (CLBP) in Ilam in Iran...
January 4, 2019: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30610513/christian-spirituality-and-smartphone-addiction-in-adolescents-a-comparison-of-high-risk-potential-risk-and-normal-control-groups
#7
Jung Yeon Shim
The goal of this study was to compare aspects of Christian spirituality such as God's image and sense of spiritual well-being among three groups: the high-risk, potential-risk and normal control groups for smartphone addiction. Participants were: 11 adolescents in the high-risk group for smartphone addiction; 20 adolescents who were potentially at risk of smartphone addiction, and 254 adolescents who were in the normal control group. The results showed that the high-risk group for smartphone addiction adolescent group showed low levels of spiritual well-being and positive image of God comparing to those in the potential-risk and control groups...
January 4, 2019: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30604328/can-religious-and-spiritual-struggle-enhance-well-being-exploring-the-mediating-effects-of-internal-dialogues
#8
Beata Zarzycka, Małgorzata M Puchalska-Wasyl
Although a number of studies have demonstrated links between religious/spiritual struggle and well-being, only a few have examined what makes religious/spiritual struggle increase or decrease well-being. The present paper aims to examine different forms of internal dialogues (IDs) as potential mediators of the relationship between religious/spiritual struggle and well-being among Roman Catholics. There were 143 respondents (81 female) who participated in the study. We applied the Religious and Spiritual Struggle Scale, the Internal Dialogical Activity Scale, and the Psychological Well-Being Scale...
January 2, 2019: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30604327/editorial-after-eight-years
#9
EDITORIAL
Curtis W Hart
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2, 2019: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30604326/medical-problems-of-way-of-st-james-pilgrimage
#10
Peter Felkai
It appears that the El Camino pilgrimage route has become a long-distance trek and endurance test of the individual. The continuously increasing number of hikers demands more attention by travel medicine professionals. Analysis of the age groups of the pilgrims over recent years shows that the number of young pilgrims (< 30 years) is decreasing, but the number of middle-aged people (30-60 years) is slightly increasing, while the number of elderly people (> 60 years) is considerably increased. The leading cause of fatalities during the pilgrimage is ACS...
January 2, 2019: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30604325/finding-ourselves-lost-ministry-in-the-age-of-overwhelm-by-robert-c-dykstra-publisher-cascade-books-price-23-00-isbn-9781532634819
#11
Stephen C Holton
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2, 2019: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30600461/the-relationship-between-spiritual-development-and-life-satisfaction-among-students-of-qom-university-of-medical-sciences
#12
Somaie Salmani, Azam Biderafsh, Zahra Aliakbarzadeh Arani
Having a spiritual perspective on life can have an effect on the optimism and individuals level of life satisfaction, and it is a protective factor against self-harm in life. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between spiritual development and life satisfaction in students of Qom University of Medical Sciences, Iran. This cross-sectional study is part of study that was performed in Qom University of Medical Sciences, Iran, from February 2015 to July 2016 which accommodates 250 medical and paramedical students that were selected through systematic random sampling...
January 1, 2019: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30600460/use-of-the-spiritual-development-framework-in-conducting-spirituality-and-health-research-with-adolescents
#13
Dora Clayton-Jones, Kristin A Haglund, Jame Schaefer, Harold G Koenig, Safiya George Dalmida
Spirituality is considered a universal phenomenon, but research addressing the spiritual needs of adolescents in the context of health and illness is limited. The aim of this article is to provide a description of how the spiritual development framework (SDF) was used in conducting research with adolescents. An exemplar of a qualitative descriptive study is provided to demonstrate applicability of the SDF. The SDF was used as a guiding theoretical framework in conducting research with adolescents living with sickle cell disease...
January 1, 2019: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30570694/my-personal-experience-of-orthodox-psychiatry-and-alternative-approaches
#14
Ruth Smith
Ruth Smith's incisive and moving account of her experiences with orthodox psychiatry as delivered by the UK National Health Service sets the scene for this special section. She gives a detailed description of her own twelve years' experience as a Carer to her daughter, diagnosed with psychosis at age 24 years. She explains how they struggled to comply with the psychiatric services and cope with the, often traumatic, treatment provided to them. Clearly, we need to do better, but how? Smith explains how her study of critical texts and research papers on the subject helped to form her own critical viewpoint...
December 20, 2018: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30565167/defining-and-operationalizing-chaplain-presence-a-review
#15
Kevin Adams
Presence is a vaguely defined word often used by chaplains to describe their work with patients, families, and staff. The current literature defines presence as a process of creating a trusting atmosphere for nonjudgmental and compassionate sharing in another's story. Presence has no apparent agenda, much flexibility, and requires emotional vulnerability in the chaplain interactions. This presents four problems: distinguishing chaplain presence from presence by other providers; dependence on chaplain vulnerability in the encounter; difficulty of assessing impact on patient/family care; and clearly communicating the importance of presence to the interprofessional team...
December 18, 2018: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30565166/the-influence-of-religiosity-on-the-emotional-behavioral-health-of-adolescents
#16
Mahdi Abdollahzadeh Rafi, Maryam Hasanzadeh Avval, Abas Ali Yazdani, Fazel Bahrami
Religion is a multidimensional structure. Former studies examined only one or a few dimensions of the religion and the study that has looked comprehensively to the topic was not found. Considering this feature, the impact of religion on the emotional-behavioral health of adolescents should be investigated. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of religiosity on the emotional-behavioral health of adolescents. Data were collected using religiosity, trauma resilience scale, emotional abuse, and Achenbach's Youth Self Report questionnaires in a 511-person sample of adolescents (318 girls and 193 boys)...
December 18, 2018: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30560522/women-s-narratives-of-marital-and-divorce-issues-and-impact-on-their-health
#17
Komal Niazi, Guoqiang He, Waheed Chaudhry, Tahir Mumtaz Awan, Shakir Ullah
This research is an ethnographic study focused on the women's narratives about their marital and divorce issues and impact on their health. Women's narratives about their issues, starting with deliberating in what way narrative explanation is a beneficial gismo for appreciative and in what way women build and convey their gendered identities through unfolding their stories, are a focus of this study. This as a result enlightened the association between the individual and society, where combined patterns of gendered socialization begin through apparently private interpretations...
December 17, 2018: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30554303/religiosity-and-beliefs-about-the-transmission-of-cancer-chemotherapy-and-radiation-through-physical-contact-in-saudi-arabia
#18
Rolina Al-Wassia, Faten Al-Zaben, Mohammad Gamal Sehlo, Harold G Koenig
We examined relationships between religiosity and Saudi cancer patients' beliefs about the spread of cancer, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy through close physical contact. Surveyed were 64 patients seen in university oncology clinics. Assessed were beliefs about the spread of cancer and its treatments, along with religious, demographic, social, psychological, and cancer-related characteristics. Greater religiosity was related to older age, non-Saudi nationality, less anxiety, earlier cancer stage, and greater time since initial diagnosis...
December 15, 2018: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30535671/understanding-the-diverse-forms-of-spiritual-expression-of-older-people-in-residential-aged-care-in-australia
#19
Ann Harrington, Victoria Williamson, Ian Goodwin-Smith
The ability of older people to express their spirituality is an important component of aged care. Spirituality is not specifically religiousness although, for some, religion offers a means for spiritual expression. This paper aimed to explore what constitutes spiritual life for residents in three residential aged care facilities in South Australia. The findings of the research demonstrated that the majority of older resident participants defined spirituality as 'connection/s'. Three unexpected results of the study became obvious during analysis, reported here as 'loss', 'adaptation' and 'they're busy'...
December 7, 2018: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30523486/the-evolution-of-spirituality-religion-and-health-publications-yesterday-today-and-tomorrow
#20
Emre Demir
This research aims to present a bibliometric analysis of the published documents on spirituality, religion and health. Despite the increasing number of publications spirituality, religion and health research in recent years, there is still little information about the effects of these publications in the literature. "Religion," "spirituality," "spiritual," "health" and "medicine" keywords were used to search the Web of Science (WoS) database. Bibliometric analysis was conducted on the articles published between 1975 and 2017...
December 6, 2018: Journal of Religion and Health
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