Evolution of spirituality and religiousness in chronic schizophrenia or schizo-affective disorders: a 3-years follow-up study

  title={Evolution of spirituality and religiousness in chronic schizophrenia or schizo-affective disorders: a 3-years follow-up study},
  author={S. Mohr and L. Borras and Isabelle Rieben and Carine B{\'e}trisey and C. Gilli{\'e}ron and P. Brandt and N. Perroud and P. Huguelet},
  journal={Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology},
PurposeSpirituality and religiousness have been shown to be highly prevalent in patients with schizophrenia. Religion can help instil a positive sense of self, decrease the impact of symptoms and provide social contacts. Religion may also be a source of suffering. In this context, this research explores whether religion remains stable over time.MethodsFrom an initial cohort of 115 out-patients, 80% completed the 3-years follow-up assessment. In order to study the evolution over time, a… Expand
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