"You need a song to bring you through": the use of religious songs to manage stressful life events.

  title={"You need a song to bring you through": the use of religious songs to manage stressful life events.},
  author={Jill B Hamilton and Margarete J Sandelowski and Angelo Dewitt Moore and Mansi Agarwal and Harold G Koenig},
  journal={The Gerontologist},
  volume={53 1},
PURPOSE To explore in a sample of older African Americans how religious songs were used to cope with stressful life events and to explore the religious beliefs associated with these songs. DESIGN AND METHODS Sixty-five African American older adults residing in the Southeastern US participated in a qualitative descriptive study involving criterion sampling, open-ended semi-structured interviews, qualitative content analysis, and descriptive statistics. RESULTS Religion expressed through song… CONTINUE READING
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