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The Duke University Religion Index (DUREL): A Five-Item Measure for Use in Epidemological Studies
There is need for a brief measure of religiosity that can be included in epidemiological surveys to examine relationships between religion and health outcomes. The Duke University Religion IndexExpand
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Assessment of Mindfulness: Review on State of the Art
Although alternative methods have been proposed, mindfulness is predominantly measured by means of self-assessment instruments. Until now, several scales have been published and to some degree alsoExpand
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Spiritual Needs of Patients with Chronic Diseases
For many patients confronted with chronic diseases, spirituality/religiosity is an important resource for coping. Patients often report unmet spiritual and existential needs, and spiritual support isExpand
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Cardiorespiratory synchronization during Zen meditation
The impact of meditation on cardiorespiratory synchronization with respect to breathing oscillations and the modulations of heart rate induced by respiration (respiratory sinus arrhythmia, RSA) wasExpand
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Role of religion and spirituality in medical patients: Confirmatory results with the SpREUK questionnaire
BackgroundSpirituality has become a subject of interest in health care as it is was recognized to have the potential to prevent, heal or cope with illness. There is less doubt that values and goalsExpand
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Spiritual needs among patients with chronic pain diseases and cancer living in a secular society.
OBJECTIVE Research has shown that several patients report unmet psychosocial and spiritual needs. While most studies focus on patients with advanced stages of disease, we intended to identify unmetExpand
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Effects of Yoga on Mental and Physical Health: A Short Summary of Reviews
This report summarizes the current evidence on the effects of yoga interventions on various components of mental and physical health, by focussing on the evidence described in review articles.Expand
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Mistletoe: The Genus Viscum
This book provides a comprehensive overview of current knowledge in mistletoe use from well recognised researchers from Argentina, England, Greece, Korea, Switzerland, USA and Germany, and will be anExpand
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Are spirituality and religiosity resources for patients with chronic pain conditions?
OBJECTIVE We studied whether or not spirituality/religiosity is a relevant resource for patients with chronic pain conditions, and to analyze interrelations between spirituality/religiosity (SpREUKExpand
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Adaptive coping strategies in patients with chronic pain conditions and their interpretation of disease
BackgroundWe examined which adaptive coping strategies, referring to the concept of 'locus of disease control', were of relevance for patients with chronic pain conditions, and how they wereExpand
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