Religious coping and quality of life among individuals living with schizophrenia

Jennifer A. Nolan, Joseph Patrick McEvoy, Harold G. Koenig, Elizabeth G. Hooten, Kathryn Whetten, Carl F. Pieper

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Abstract

Objective: This study investigated the relationship between positive and negative religious coping and quality of life among outpatients with schizophrenia. Methods: Interviews were conducted with 63 adults in the southeastern United States. Religious coping was measured by the 14-item RCOPE and quality of life by the World Health Organization Quality of Life-BREF. Data were examined via descriptive bivariate statistics and controlled analyses. Results: Most participants reported participation in private religious or spiritual activities (91%) and participation in public religious services or activities (68%). Positive religious coping was related to the quality-of-life facet of psychological health (r=.28, p=.03). Negative religious coping and quality of life were inversely related (r=-.30, p=.02). Positive religious coping was associated with psychological health in the reduced univariate general linear model (B=.72, p=.03, adjusted R2=.08). Conclusions: Greater awareness of the importance of religion in this population may improve cultural competence in treatment and community support.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1051-1054
Number of pages4
JournalPsychiatric Services
Volume63
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Schizophrenia
Quality of Life
Southeastern United States
Psychology
Cultural Competency
Health
Religion
Linear Models
Outpatients
Interviews
Population
Therapeutics

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Nolan, J. A., McEvoy, J. P., Koenig, H. G., Hooten, E. G., Whetten, K., & Pieper, C. F. (2012). Religious coping and quality of life among individuals living with schizophrenia. Psychiatric Services, 63(10), 1051-1054. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.201000208

Religious coping and quality of life among individuals living with schizophrenia. / Nolan, Jennifer A.; McEvoy, Joseph Patrick; Koenig, Harold G.; Hooten, Elizabeth G.; Whetten, Kathryn; Pieper, Carl F.

In: Psychiatric Services, Vol. 63, No. 10, 01.10.2012, p. 1051-1054.

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Nolan, JA, McEvoy, JP, Koenig, HG, Hooten, EG, Whetten, K & Pieper, CF 2012, 'Religious coping and quality of life among individuals living with schizophrenia', Psychiatric Services, vol. 63, no. 10, pp. 1051-1054. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.201000208
Nolan, Jennifer A. ; McEvoy, Joseph Patrick ; Koenig, Harold G. ; Hooten, Elizabeth G. ; Whetten, Kathryn ; Pieper, Carl F. / Religious coping and quality of life among individuals living with schizophrenia. In: Psychiatric Services. 2012 ; Vol. 63, No. 10. pp. 1051-1054.
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