Spirituality and Health

@article{Thoresen1999SpiritualityAH,
  title={Spirituality and Health},
  author={C. Thoresen},
  journal={Journal of Health Psychology},
  year={1999},
  volume={4},
  pages={291 - 300}
}
  • C. Thoresen
  • Published 1999
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Health Psychology
The role of spiritual and religious factors in health, viewed from a scientific perspective, has been yielding interesting if not intriguing results. In general, studies have reported fairly consistent positive relationships with physical health, mental health, and substance abuse outcomes, mostly using cross-sectional or prospective designs. Some spiritual or religious factors, however, have failed in some studies to demonstrate significant outcomes. Empirical relationships have been commonly… Expand

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