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Patterns of positive and negative religious coping with major life stressors.
This study attempted to identify positive and negative patterns of religious coping methods, develop a brief measure of these religious coping patterns, and examine their implications for health andExpand
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Handbook of Religion and Health
This book, the first of its kind, reviews and discusses the full range of research on religion and a variety of mental and physical health outcomes. Based on this research, the authors buildExpand
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Religion, Spirituality, and Health: The Research and Clinical Implications
  • H. Koenig
  • Medicine
  • ISRN psychiatry
  • 16 December 2012
This paper provides a concise but comprehensive review of research on religion/spirituality (R/S) and both mental health and physical health. It is based on a systematic review of original data-basedExpand
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Research on Religion, Spirituality, and Mental Health: A Review
  • H. Koenig
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne…
  • 1 May 2009
Religious and spiritual factors are increasingly being examined in psychiatric research. Religious beliefs and practices have long been linked to hysteria, neurosis, and psychotic delusions. However,Expand
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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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Concerns About Measuring “Spirituality” in Research
  • H. Koenig
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Journal of nervous and mental disease
  • 1 May 2008
Spirituality is increasingly being examined as a construct related to mental and physical health. The definition of spirituality, however, has been changing. Traditionally, spirituality was used toExpand
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Handbook of religion and health, 2nd ed.
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Religion index for psychiatric research.
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Spirituality and Health: What We Know, What We Need to Know
Spirituality and religion have been seen as beneficial, harmful, and irrelevant to health. We examine the recent research on this topic. We focus on (a) defining spirituality and religion bothExpand
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Religious Coping Methods as Predictors of Psychological, Physical and Spiritual Outcomes among Medically Ill Elderly Patients: A Two-year Longitudinal Study
A total of 268 medically ill, elderly, hospitalized patients responded to measures of religious coping and spiritual, psychological and physical functioning at baseline and follow-up two years later.Expand
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