The relationship between religion/spirituality and physical health, mental health, and pain in a chronic pain population.

@article{Rippentrop2005TheRB,
  title={The relationship between religion/spirituality and physical health, mental health, and pain in a chronic pain population.},
  author={Elizabeth A Rippentrop and Elizabeth Mitchell Altmaier and Joseph J. Chen and Ernest M Found and Valerie J Keffala},
  journal={Pain},
  year={2005},
  volume={116 3},
  pages={311-21}
}
This study sought to better understand the relationship between religion/spirituality and physical health and mental health in 122 patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain. The current study conceptualized religion/spirituality as a multidimensional factor, and measured it with a new measure of religion/spirituality for research on health outcomes (Brief Multidimensional Measure of Religion/Spirituality). Pain patients' religious and spiritual beliefs appear different than the general… CONTINUE READING
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