Assessing the Role of Spirituality in Coping Among African Americans Diagnosed with Cancer

@article{Holt2011AssessingTR,
  title={Assessing the Role of Spirituality in Coping Among African Americans Diagnosed with Cancer},
  author={Cheryl L. Holt and Emily English Schulz and Lee M. Caplan and Victor Blake and Vivian L. Southward and Ayanna V. Buckner},
  journal={Journal of Religion and Health},
  year={2011},
  volume={51},
  pages={507-521}
}
Spirituality plays an important role in cancer coping among African Americans. The purpose of this study was to report on the initial psychometric properties of instruments specific to the cancer context, assessing the role of spirituality in coping. Items were developed based on a theoretical model of spirituality and qualitative patient interviews. The instruments reflected connections to self, others, God, and the world. One hundred African American cancer survivors completed the instruments… CONTINUE READING
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