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={Sylvia Mohr and Laurence Borras and Isabelle Rieben and Carine B{\'e}trisey and Christiane Gilli{\'e}ron and Pierre-Yves Brandt and Nader Perroud and Philippe 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… 
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  • H. Koenig
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    The Journal of nervous and mental disease
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Either spirituality should be defined and measured in traditional terms as a unique, uncontaminated construct, or it should be eliminated from use in academic research.