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By Paul J. Mills

The impetus for this unique factor arose from a panel presentation on spirituality, religiousness, and overall healthiness on the annual assembly of the Society of Behavioral drugs. jointly, the articles supply readers with an appreciation of the various examine and medical demanding situations focused on figuring out the influence of religious ideals and practices on overall healthiness, and the artistic techniques being taken to handle them.

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Department of Psychology and Psychiatry University of Miami George F. D. University of California Los Angeles Elizabeth G. A. D. H. National Institute for Healthcare Research Teresa E. D. University of Wisconsin, Madison concentrations and altruistic behavior as mediators of the relation between SR and long survival. ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to determine the reliability and validity of an instrument that measures both spirituality and religiousness, to examine the relation between spirituality and religiousness and important health outcomes for people living with HIV, and to examine the potential mediators of these relations.

And (c) the safe sex questions noted in the Behaviors section. Religiousness/spirituality measures: Ironson–Woods SR Index short form. Twenty-two items chosen from the longer 89-item form of the Ironson–Woods SR Index (17) were selected to represent the most salient proposed dimensions from the 89-item version and were grouped into seven conceptual groups of items (see Table 2). Items included those derived from interviews of 60 medically ill patients, 20 cancer, 20 HIV, and 20 cardiac, who represented people identifying themselves as spiritual, religious, or both, from a previous study by Woods and Ironson (9).

43) Vacek EC: Love, Human & Divine: The Heart of Christian Ethics. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 1994. (44) Vanier J: Becoming Human. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist, 1999. (45) Lofty M: WHO and Spirituality, Religiousness and Personal Beliefs (SRPB): Report on WHO Consultation June 22–24, 1998. Unpublished report. World Health Organization, Division of Mental Health and Prevention of Substance Abuse. 1998. (46) David JA, Smith TW, Marsden PV: General Social Surveys, 1972–2000 Cumulative Codebook.

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