religion and medicine


Summary: The interrelationship of medicine and religion.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Spiritual care for sick children of five world faiths
    Anne Campbell
    Department of Children s Nursing, London South Bank University
    Paediatr Nurs 18:22-5. 2006
  2. pmc Health programs in faith-based organizations: are they effective?
    Mark J DeHaven
    Division of Community Medicine, Department of Family Practice and Community Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, 6263 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75390 9067, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:1030-6. 2004
  3. ncbi Measuring spiritual well-being in people with cancer: the functional assessment of chronic illness therapy--Spiritual Well-being Scale (FACIT-Sp)
    Amy H Peterman
    Northwestern University, Center on Outcomes, Research and Education, Center on Outcomes, Research and Education, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Ann Behav Med 24:49-58. 2002
  4. ncbi Religion and spirituality. Linkages to physical health
    Lynda H Powell
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Suite 470, 1700 West Van Buren Street, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Am Psychol 58:36-52. 2003
  5. pmc Abortion in the United States' Bible Belt: organizing for power and empowerment
    Mary Ann Castle
    Planning Alternatives for Change, P O Box 94859, Pasadena, California 91109, USA
    Reprod Health 8:1. 2011
  6. ncbi Addressing spiritual concerns of patients: family physicians' attitudes and practices
    M R Ellis
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri Columbia School of Medicine, 65212, USA
    J Fam Pract 48:105-9. 1999
  7. pmc Religion, conscience, and controversial clinical practices
    Farr A Curlin
    Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    N Engl J Med 356:593-600. 2007
  8. ncbi Spirituality, religion, and health. An emerging research field
    William R Miller
    Department of Psychology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131 1161, USA
    Am Psychol 58:24-35. 2003
  9. ncbi Brain death revisited: it is not 'complete death' according to Islamic sources
    Ahmet Bedir
    Harran University, Faculty of Divinity, Department of Tafsîr Islamic Exegesis, Sanliurfa, Turkey
    J Med Ethics 37:290-4. 2011
  10. ncbi Spirituality and medicine: curricula in medical education
    Christina M Puchalski
    The George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health, George Washington University School of Public Health, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    J Cancer Educ 21:14-8. 2006

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  1. ncbi Spiritual care for sick children of five world faiths
    Anne Campbell
    Department of Children s Nursing, London South Bank University
    Paediatr Nurs 18:22-5. 2006
    ..This article considers the rites, rituals or ceremonies for each of these religions which are deemed both necessary and helpful after birth or when a child is sick or dying...
  2. pmc Health programs in faith-based organizations: are they effective?
    Mark J DeHaven
    Division of Community Medicine, Department of Family Practice and Community Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, 6263 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75390 9067, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:1030-6. 2004
    ..We examined the published literature on health programs in faith-based organizations to determine the effectiveness of these programs...
  3. ncbi Measuring spiritual well-being in people with cancer: the functional assessment of chronic illness therapy--Spiritual Well-being Scale (FACIT-Sp)
    Amy H Peterman
    Northwestern University, Center on Outcomes, Research and Education, Center on Outcomes, Research and Education, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Ann Behav Med 24:49-58. 2002
    ..Results of the two studies demonstrate that the FACIT-Sp is a psychometrically sound measure of spiritual well-being for people with cancer and other chronic illnesses...
  4. ncbi Religion and spirituality. Linkages to physical health
    Lynda H Powell
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Suite 470, 1700 West Van Buren Street, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Am Psychol 58:36-52. 2003
    ..The authors conclude that church/service attendance protects healthy people against death. More methodologically sound studies are needed...
  5. pmc Abortion in the United States' Bible Belt: organizing for power and empowerment
    Mary Ann Castle
    Planning Alternatives for Change, P O Box 94859, Pasadena, California 91109, USA
    Reprod Health 8:1. 2011
    ..S. women's right to health and, then, describes a community organizing-social action project in a number of US' states aimed at reversing the erosion of women's right to have or not to have children...
  6. ncbi Addressing spiritual concerns of patients: family physicians' attitudes and practices
    M R Ellis
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri Columbia School of Medicine, 65212, USA
    J Fam Pract 48:105-9. 1999
    ..Our goals were to assess family physicians' spiritual well-being, identify their perceived barriers to discussing spiritual issues with patients, and determine how often they have these discussions...
  7. pmc Religion, conscience, and controversial clinical practices
    Farr A Curlin
    Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    N Engl J Med 356:593-600. 2007
    ..It is important to understand how physicians think about their ethical rights and obligations when such conflicts emerge in clinical practice...
  8. ncbi Spirituality, religion, and health. An emerging research field
    William R Miller
    Department of Psychology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131 1161, USA
    Am Psychol 58:24-35. 2003
    ..The study of spirituality and health is a true frontier for psychology and one with high public interest...
  9. ncbi Brain death revisited: it is not 'complete death' according to Islamic sources
    Ahmet Bedir
    Harran University, Faculty of Divinity, Department of Tafsîr Islamic Exegesis, Sanliurfa, Turkey
    J Med Ethics 37:290-4. 2011
    ..Therefore, these patients suffer in every operation performed on them...
  10. ncbi Spirituality and medicine: curricula in medical education
    Christina M Puchalski
    The George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health, George Washington University School of Public Health, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    J Cancer Educ 21:14-8. 2006
  11. pmc Male circumcision, religion, and infectious diseases: an ecologic analysis of 118 developing countries
    Paul K Drain
    University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 6:172. 2006
    ..Most studies have been limited in size and have not adequately controlled for religion, so these relationships remain unclear...
  12. ncbi A case for including spirituality in quality of life measurement in oncology
    M J Brady
    Institute for Health Services Research and Policy Studies, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA
    Psychooncology 8:417-28. 1999
    ..It is concluded that these results support the move to the biopsychosocialspiritual model for QOL measurement in oncology...
  13. ncbi The daily spiritual experience scale: development, theoretical description, reliability, exploratory factor analysis, and preliminary construct validity using health-related data
    Lynn G Underwood
    Fetzer Institute, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, USA
    Ann Behav Med 24:22-33. 2002
    ..90s. Preliminary evidence showed that daily spiritual experience is related to decreased total alcohol intake, improved quality of life, and positive psychosocial status...
  14. ncbi Church-based health promotion interventions: evidence and lessons learned
    Marci Kramish Campbell
    UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7461 USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 28:213-34. 2007
    ..Evidence indicates that CBHP programs have produced significant impacts on a variety of health behaviors. Key elements of CBHP are described with illustrations from the authors' research projects...
  15. ncbi Impact of spirituality/religiosity on mortality: comparison with other health interventions
    Giancarlo Lucchetti
    São Paulo Medical Spiritist Association, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Explore (NY) 7:234-8. 2011
    ..These results suggest that S/R plays a considerable role in mortality rate reductions, comparable to fruit and vegetable consumption and statin therapy...
  16. ncbi The child's right to an open future: is the principle applicable to non-therapeutic circumcision?
    Robert J L Darby
    J Med Ethics 39:463-8. 2013
  17. ncbi Spirituality: do teachers and students hold the same opinion?
    Luciana Burgugi Banin
    Lusiadas University, Santos, Brazil
    Clin Teach 10:3-8. 2013
    ..Few studies have investigated potential differences between the opinions of educators and undergraduates regarding spirituality in patient care. Understanding these differences, could lead to better strategies for educational proposes...
  18. pmc Spirituality and health in the curricula of medical schools in Brazil
    Giancarlo Lucchetti
    São Paulo Medical Spiritist Association, Av Juriti 367, Apto 131, Moema, Sao Paulo, SP, CEP 04520 000, Brazil
    BMC Med Educ 12:78. 2012
    ..The present study seeks to investigate the current status of teaching on S/H in Brazilian medical schools...
  19. pmc The urban church and cancer control: a source of social influence in minority communities
    D T Davis
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science 90059
    Public Health Rep 109:500-6. 1994
  20. ncbi Review paper: Organ transplants: ethical, social, and religious issues in a multicultural society
    Noor Zurani Md Haris Robson
    University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Asia Pac J Public Health 22:271-8. 2010
    ..It is hoped that this knowledge and understanding may benefit both health care providers and patients in a multicultural society like Malaysia...
  21. ncbi Organ transplantation: a Sunni Islamic perspective
    Mohammed Albar
    International Medical Center, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 23:817-22. 2012
    ..By the end of 2008, more than 3600 organs were transplanted from brain-dead persons in Saudi Arabia...
  22. ncbi An assessment of US physicians' training in religion, spirituality, and medicine
    Kenneth A Rasinski
    Department of Medicine, The University of Chicago, USA
    Med Teach 33:944-5. 2011
    This study examined US physicians' training in religion and medicine and its association with addressing religious and spiritual issues in clinical encounters...
  23. ncbi Spiritual beliefs and barriers among managed care practitioners
    Jeanne McCauley
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Relig Health 44:137-46. 2005
    ..Our objectives were to measure clinician beliefs and identify perceived barriers to integrating spirituality into patient care in a statewide, primary care, managed care group...
  24. ncbi The association of physicians' religious characteristics with their attitudes and self-reported behaviors regarding religion and spirituality in the clinical encounter
    Farr A Curlin
    Section of General Internal Medicine, The University of Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
    Med Care 44:446-53. 2006
    ..Controversy exists regarding whether and how physicians should address religion/spirituality (R/S) with patients...
  25. ncbi Cultural circumcision in EU public hospitals--an ethical discussion
    Margherita Brusa
    Bioethics Department, St Joseph University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Bioethics 23:470-82. 2009
    ..The argument concerning medicalization and the utilitarian argument both rely on preliminary empirical data, which depend on future validation..
  26. ncbi Ancient rites and new laws: how should we regulate religious circumcision of minors?
    Dena S Davis
    Department of Religion Studies, Lehigh University, 9 W Packer Avenue, 240 Maginnes Hall, Bethlehem, PA 18015 3075, USA
    J Med Ethics 39:456-8. 2013
    ..This essay argues that informed consent is not an appropriate response to this problem. An outright ban would a better response to a practice that is dangerous to children, but might prove unconstitutional under New York State law...
  27. ncbi Implementation of a faith-based physical activity intervention: insights from church health directors
    Meghan Baruth
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 921 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    J Community Health 33:304-12. 2008
    ..About 68% of the churches had at least one change in pastor over the 3-year study. A majority of these variables, however, were not related to changes in physical activity. Potential reasons for these lack of associations are discussed...
  28. ncbi Religious circumcision, invasive rites, neutrality and equality: bearing the burdens and consequences of belief
    Matthew Thomas Johnson
    Department of Politics, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD, UK and 3 Symphony Court, 111 Durham Road, Gateshead NE8 4BG, UK
    J Med Ethics 39:450-5. 2013
  29. ncbi The child's interests and the case for the permissibility of male infant circumcision
    Joseph Mazor
    Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, London School of Economics, Lakatos Building, WC2A 2AE London, UK
    J Med Ethics 39:421-8. 2013
    ..Finally, I distinguish male circumcision from female genital cutting in several important respects and argue that we can coherently hold that male circumcision is permissible without also endorsing all forms of female genital cutting...
  30. ncbi Circumcision: what should be done?
    Hanoch Ben-Yami
    Department of Philosophy, Central European University, 9 Nador Street, Budapest 1051, Hungary
    J Med Ethics 39:459-62. 2013
    ..I conclude with general considerations on why the steps taken towards the reform of circumcision should be moderate...
  31. ncbi A review and application of social scientific measures of religiosity and spirituality: assessing a missing component in health communication research
    Nichole Egbert
    School of Communication Studies Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, USA
    Health Commun 16:7-27. 2004
    ..Cautionary advice regarding ethical issues together with guidelines for use is advanced...
  32. ncbi Spiritual coping strategies: a review of the nursing research literature
    D Baldacchino
    Institute of Health Care, University of Malta, Malta, Sicily
    J Adv Nurs 34:833-41. 2001
    ..This review aims at identifying those spiritual coping strategies used by the believers and nonbelievers followed by implications for holistic nursing care...
  33. ncbi [Students' attitudes toward active euthanasia, assisted suicide and proposed amendments to the penal code]
    P Schioldborg
    Psykologisk institutt Universitetet i Oslo, Oslo
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 120:2283-8. 2000
    ..Attitude surveys in the Norwegian population show a majority supporting active euthanasia for patients with terminal disease, while among physicians, only a minority do so...
  34. ncbi Jewish medical ethics and end-of-life care
    Barry M Kinzbrunner
    J Palliat Med 7:558-73. 2004
    ..Pain and suffering must be treated aggressively, even if there is an indirect risk of unintentionally shortening life. Finally, patients may execute advance directives, providing that the patient's rabbi is involved in the process...
  35. ncbi Attitudes toward transplantation in U.K. Muslim Indo-Asians in west London
    Fawzi S Alkhawari
    Department of Primary Care and Social Medicine, Imperial College London, UK
    Am J Transplant 5:1326-31. 2005
    ..We believe these data suggest a need to improve in a culturally sensitive fashion the provision of health information provided to this community...
  36. ncbi Spirituality, religion and health: evidence and research directions
    David R Williams
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Med J Aust 186:S47-50. 2007
    ..Health practices and social ties are important pathways by which religion can affect health. Other potential pathways include the provision of systems of meaning and feelings of strength to cope with stress and adversity...
  37. ncbi From mandatory to voluntary testing: balancing human rights, religious and cultural values, and HIV/AIDS prevention in Ghana
    Isaac N Luginaah
    Department of Geography, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont, Canada N6A 5C2
    Soc Sci Med 61:1689-700. 2005
    ..Practical solutions and programs for Ghana cannot be neutral to cultural values and need to be tailored for particular (ethnic) populations...
  38. ncbi Religiousness affects mental health, pain and quality of life in older people in an outpatient rehabilitation setting
    Giancarlo Lucchetti
    São Paulo Medical Spiritist Association, Brazil and Service of Geriatrics, Santa Casa of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
    J Rehabil Med 43:316-22. 2011
    ..To evaluate the relationship between religiousness and mental health, hospitalization, pain, disability and quality of life in older adults from an outpatient rehabilitation setting in Sao Paulo, Brazil...
  39. ncbi Seeking meaning and hope: self-reported spiritual and existential needs among an ethnically-diverse cancer patient population
    A Moadel
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1300 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, NY, USA
    Psychooncology 8:378-85. 1999
    ..001. Implications for the development and delivery of spiritual/existential interventions in a multi-ethnic oncology setting are discussed...
  40. ncbi Religiosity/spirituality and health. A critical review of the evidence for biological pathways
    Teresa E Seeman
    Division of Geriatrics, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine, 10945 Le Conte Ave, Suite 2339, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1687, USA
    Am Psychol 58:53-63. 2003
  41. ncbi Euthanasia: an overview and the jewish perspective
    Benjamin Gesundheit
    Unit of Bone Marrow Transplantation, Cancer Immunotherapy and Immunobiology Research Center, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem
    Cancer Invest 24:621-9. 2006
    ..Over the course of history, abuse of the term has led to medical atrocities. Familiarity with the relevant bioethical issues and the development of practical guidelines might improve clinical performance...
  42. ncbi The relationship between religion and cardiovascular outcomes and all-cause mortality in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study
    Eliezer Schnall
    Yeshiva College, Yeshiva University, New York 10033, USA
    Psychol Health 25:249-63. 2010
    ..In conclusion, although self-report measures of religiosity were not associated with reduced risk of CHD morbidity and mortality, these measures were associated with reduced risk of all-cause mortality...
  43. ncbi The degree to which spiritual needs of patients near the end of life are met
    Carla P Hermann
    School of Nursing, University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA
    Oncol Nurs Forum 34:70-8. 2007
    ..To determine to what degree the spiritual needs of patients near the end of life are met...
  44. pmc Role of religion and spirituality in medical patients: confirmatory results with the SpREUK questionnaire
    Arndt Bussing
    Krebsforschung Herdecke, Department of Applied Immunology and Cancer Service, Herdecke Community Hospital, Gerhard Kienle Weg 4, 58313 Herdecke, Germany
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 3:10. 2005
    ..To raise these questions and to more precisely survey the basic attitudes of patients with severe diseases towards spirituality/religiosity (SpR) and their adjustment to their illness, we developed the SpREUK questionnaire...
  45. ncbi The meanings of organ donation: Muslims of Pakistani origin and white English nationals living in North England
    Clare Hayward
    Academic Unit of Psychiatry, 15 Hyde Terrace, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    Soc Sci Med 57:389-401. 2003
    ..We conclude that the meaning of organ donation is more than about being and having a body. It is bound up in metaphors of embodiment, religious considerations, and moral judgement of scientific and medical conduct...
  46. ncbi Earth and shadow: substance, medicine and mobility in the history of Ghana's Tongnaab shrines
    John Parker
    History Department, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK
    Anthropol Med 18:257-70. 2011
    ..As these items traversed cultural frontiers they were subject to local reinterpretation and transformation...
  47. pmc Indigenous cosmology, art forms and past medicinal practices: towards an interpretation of ancient Koma Land sites in northern Ghana
    Benjamin W Kankpeyeng
    Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana
    Anthropol Med 18:205-16. 2011
    ..The notions of protection and healing are also examined with reference to the resorted and disarticulated human remains sometimes recovered from the sites...
  48. ncbi Greek Orthodox fasting rituals: a hidden characteristic of the Mediterranean diet of Crete
    Katerina O Sarri
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Crete, School of Medicine, PO Box 2208, Iraklion 71003, Greece
    Br J Nutr 92:277-84. 2004
  49. ncbi Israeli oncology and nononcology nurses' attitudes toward physician-assisted dying: a comparison study
    C F Musgrave
    School of Nursing, Hadassah Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
    Oncol Nurs Forum 28:50-7. 2001
    ..To compare the attitudes of Israeli oncology and nononcology nurses toward physician-assisted dying (PAD) and its legalization and to determine the factors that may be related to their attitudes...
  50. ncbi Improving multiple behaviors for colorectal cancer prevention among african american church members
    Marci Kramish Campbell
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Health Psychol 23:492-502. 2004
    ..08). The LHA intervention did not prove effective, possibly because of suboptimal reach and diffusion...
  51. pmc Church-based breast cancer screening education: impact of two approaches on Latinas enrolled in public and private health insurance plans
    Angela Sauaia
    Department of Medicine, Division of Health Care Policy and Research, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 13611 East Colfax Ave, Ste 100, Aurora, CO 80011, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 4:A99. 2007
    ..Previous reports evaluated the project among Medicare and Medicaid enrollees in the state. In this report, we evaluate the program among enrollees in the state's five major insurance plans...
  52. ncbi Physicians' religiosity and end-of-life care attitudes and behaviors
    Neil S Wenger
    UCLA Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, 911 Broxton Plaza, Suite 309, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    Mt Sinai J Med 71:335-43. 2004
    ..We surveyed physicians of one religion to describe the relationship between religiosity and end-of-life care...
  53. ncbi The influence of religious and personal values on nursing home residents' attitudes toward life-sustaining treatments
    F K Ejaz
    Margaret Blenkner Research Center, The Benjamin Rose Institute, Cleveland, OH 44114 3301, USA
    Soc Work Health Care 32:23-39. 2000
    ..Practitioners who provide education on end-of-life decisions need to discuss a myriad of issues including individual religious and personal values and other characteristics in an effort to understand and respect treatment choices...
  54. ncbi Claims about religious involvement and health outcomes
    Richard P Sloan
    Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York 10032, USA
    Ann Behav Med 24:14-21. 2002
    ..We conclude that there is little empirical basis for assertions that religious involvement or activity is associated with beneficial health outcomes...
  55. pmc Substance and materiality? The archaeology of Talensi medicine shrines and medicinal practices
    Timothy Insoll
    Archaeology, School of Arts, Histories, and Cultures, University of Manchester, UK
    Anthropol Med 18:181-203. 2011
    ..It is suggested that configuring the archaeology of medicine shrines and practices more broadly in terms of health would increase archaeological visibility and research potential...
  56. pmc Bioethics for clinicians: 22. Jewish bioethics
    G Goldsand
    Joint Centre for Bioethics and Centre for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto, Ont
    CMAJ 164:219-22. 2001
    ..Jewish bioethics exemplifies how an ethical system based on duties may differ from the secular rights-based model prevalent in North American society...
  57. ncbi Relevance of religion and spirituality in German patients with chronic diseases
    Arndt Bussing
    Department of Medical Theory and Complementary Medicine, University Witten Herdecke, Herdecke, Germany
    Int J Psychiatry Med 37:39-57. 2007
  58. pmc Retroactive prayer: lots of history, not much mystery, and no science
    Jeffrey P Bishop
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75390 9030, USA
    BMJ 329:1444-6. 2004
  59. pmc Timers on ventilators
    Vardit Ravitsky
    Social and Behavioral Research Branch, Department of Clinical Bioethics, Warren G Magnuson Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, National Human Genome Research Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892 1156, USA
    BMJ 330:415-7. 2005
  60. ncbi The core concepts of the 'four principles' of bioethics as found in Islamic tradition
    Sahin Aksoy
    Harran University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine, Sanliurfa, Turkey
    Med Law 21:211-24. 2002
    ..It is therefore concluded that these principles are already being applied in Islamic traditional and cultural societies...
  61. pmc Using the RE-AIM framework to evaluate a physical activity intervention in churches
    Melissa Bopp
    Department of Kinesiology, 1A Natatorium, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 4:A87. 2007
    ..It is based on a community-participation model designed to disseminate interventions through trained volunteer health directors...
  62. ncbi Religion, spirituality and health: how should Australia's medical professionals respond?
    Hedley G Peach
    Ballarat Health Services, PO Box 577, Ballarat, VIC 3353, Australia
    Med J Aust 178:86-8. 2003
    ..Research is required to better understand the spirituality of Australians, its relationship to health and the benefit, cost and acceptability of doctors enquiring into spirituality compared with spiritual advisers and counsellors...
  63. ncbi Pediatrician characteristics associated with attention to spirituality and religion in clinical practice
    Daniel H Grossoehme
    Department of Pastoral Care, Children s Hospital Medical Center, Akron, Ohio, USA
    Pediatrics 119:e117-23. 2007
    ..This project explored this disparity by relating personal/professional characteristics of pediatricians to the frequency with which they give attention to spirituality and religion...
  64. pmc Diabetes in Ramadan
    Bashir Qureshi
    Al Bashir, 32 Legrace Avenue, Hownslow West, Middlesex TW4 7RS, UK
    J R Soc Med 95:489-90. 2002
  65. ncbi Spirituality, religiosity, and dealing with illness in Arabic and German patients
    Arndt Bussing
    Department of Medical Theory and Complementary Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University Witten Herdecke, Gerhard Kienle Weg 4, Herdecke 58313, Germany
    Saudi Med J 28:933-42. 2007
    ..To investigate the impact of spirituality and religiosity (SpR) in Arabic patients with a Muslim background as compared to patients from Western Germany...
  66. ncbi Perspectives on spirituality at the end of life: a meta-summary
    Anna Leila Williams
    School of Nursing, Yale University, 100 Church Street South, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Palliat Support Care 4:407-17. 2006
  67. pmc Spirituality and medicine. A workshop for medical students and residents
    Katherine Gergen Barnett
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06510 3240, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:481-5. 2006
    ..Governing bodies for medical education recommend that spirituality and medicine be incorporated into training...
  68. ncbi A spiritually based approach to breast cancer awareness: cognitive response analysis of communication effectiveness
    Cheryl L Holt
    School of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 4410, USA
    Health Commun 23:13-22. 2008
    ..The incorporation of spiritually based content into church-based breast cancer education could be a promising health communication approach for African American women...
  69. pmc Do Not Resuscitate orders and ethical decisions in a neonatal intensive care unit in a Muslim community
    D E da Costa
    Department of Child Health, Royal Hospital, Ministry of Health, Sultanate of Oman
    Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 86:F115-9. 2002
  70. ncbi Does spirituality as a coping mechanism help or hinder coping with chronic pain?
    Amy B Wachholtz
    Department of Psychiatry, UMass Memorial Medical Center, 55 Lake Avenue, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Curr Pain Headache Rep 13:127-32. 2009
    ..This article also provides practical suggestions for health care professionals to aid in the exploration of spiritual issues that may contribute to the pain experience...
  71. ncbi Religion, spirituality, and their relevance to medicine: an update
    Andrew J Weaver
    Am Fam Physician 73:1336-7. 2006
  72. ncbi Sin and disease: an introduction
    Corinna Delkeskamp-Hayes
    International Studies in Philosophy and Medicine, Freigericht, Germany
    Christ Bioeth 12:107-15. 2006
  73. ncbi Male circumcision through the ages: the role of tradition
    Nicola Zampieri
    Department of Surgical Sciences, Pediatric Surgical Unit, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Acta Paediatr 97:1305-7. 2008
    ..In this study, we examine the evolution of tradition concerning infant male circumcision, utilizing evidence from classical medical texts as well as information from literature, legal sources and art...
  74. ncbi Bioethics and Christian theology in Brazil
    Marcio Fabri Dos Anjos
    I Institut Alfonsianum d ethique théologique, Sao Paulo, Bresil
    J Int Bioethique 19:43-53, 194-5. 2008
    ..In this article we try to expose some aspects of this dialog, where theology has a well considered contribution to Brazilian bioethics, at the same time his religious discourse is open to interact with a lay discourse...
  75. ncbi Addressing spirituality in pediatric hospice and palliative care
    Betty Davies
    Department of Family Health Care Nursing, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Palliat Care 18:59-67. 2002
    ..The purpose of this paper is to share the results of this committee's work and, in particular, to present their guidelines for addressing spiritual issues in children and families in pediatric hospice and palliative care...
  76. ncbi Religious involvement, spirituality, and medicine: implications for clinical practice
    P S Mueller
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn, 55905, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 76:1225-35. 2001
    ..Furthermore, many sources of spiritual care (e.g., chaplains) are available to clinicians to address the spiritual needs of patients...
  77. ncbi The moral significance of claims of conscience in healthcare
    Mark R Wicclair
    West Virginia University, USA
    Am J Bioeth 7:30-1; discussion W1-2. 2007
  78. ncbi Clinicians' attitudes to spirituality in old age psychiatry
    Robert M Lawrence
    Old Age Psychiatry Research Group, c o Neurodegeneration Unit, St George s, University of London London, UK
    Int Psychogeriatr 19:962-73. 2007
    ..The aim of this survey is to investigate professional attitudes to the presence and value of spiritual care from Old Age Psychiatrists...
  79. ncbi The stage-specific role of spirituality among African American Christian women throughout the breast cancer experience
    Cassandra E Simon
    University of Alabama, School of Social Work, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, USA
    Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol 13:26-34. 2007
    ..Attention is given to implications for how professionals can use these resources to assist African American women coping with breast cancer...
  80. ncbi Caring for children of other faiths
    S E Steen
    Bethel College, Arden Hills, Minnesota, USA
    J Christ Nurs 19:14-21. 2002
  81. ncbi [Witness to the medical reality of the time: Le Mallade (ca. 1535) by Margaret of Navarre]
    Colette H Winn
    Renaiss Reform 26:91-111. 2002
  82. ncbi Religion and spirituality among patients with localized prostate cancer
    Natalie Hamrick
    Department of Anesthesia, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    Palliat Support Care 4:345-55. 2006
  83. ncbi The spirituality of academic physicians: an ethnography of a Scripture-based group in an academic medical center
    Carla M Messikomer
    The Acadia Institute, Exton, Pennsylvania 19341, USA
    Acad Med 77:562-73. 2002
    ..The authors also highlight some of the ways in which spirituality influenced these physicians' medical outlook, and conversely, how that outlook shaped their mode of spiritual reflection...
  84. ncbi A unique faith-based medical organization: the Christian Medical Fellowship
    Peter F Schnatz
    Department of OBGYN, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, USA
    Conn Med 72:345-50. 2008
    ..We look to the future with anticipation, as we continue to bridge the gap between faith and the science of medicine...
  85. ncbi Clergy in crisis: when human power isn't enough
    Stephen Muse
    D A and Elizabeth Turner Ministry Resource Center, Pastoral Institute, Inc, 2022 15th Avenue Columbus, GA 31901, USA
    J Pastoral Care Counsel 61:183-95. 2007
    ..He describes a short-term, multi-counselor, intensive intervention for clergy in crisis and offers two heuristic models designed to facilitate integration of the domains of clinical diagnosis and spiritual discernment...
  86. ncbi Miraculous medical recoveries and the Islamic tradition
    Faiz Khan
    Nassau University Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine, East Meadow, NY 11554, USA
    South Med J 100:1246-51. 2007
  87. ncbi Responding to patient beliefs in miracles
    Robert D Orr
    Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity, Bannockburn, Illinois, USA
    South Med J 100:1263-7. 2007
  88. ncbi Religiosity, anxiety, and depression among a sample of Iranian medical students
    Sasan Vasegh
    Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
    Int J Psychiatry Med 37:213-27. 2007
    ..This study preliminary assesses the associations between religious variables, anxiety, and depression in a sample of Muslim students...
  89. ncbi Clash of definitions: controversies about conscience in medicine
    Ryan E Lawrence
    Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, USA
    Am J Bioeth 7:10-4. 2007
    ..This specification would allow participants to advance a more philosophically and theologically robust conversation about the means and ends of medicine...
  90. ncbi Older adults with Alzheimer's disease in a faith community
    Catherine J Tompkins
    Social Work Department, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA
    J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv 46:22-5. 2008
  91. ncbi The bodily incorporation of mechanical devices: ethical and religious issues (part 2)
    Courtney S Campbell
    Department of Philosophy, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA
    Camb Q Healthc Ethics 16:268-80. 2007
  92. ncbi Spirituality, religion, and pain
    Anita M Unruh
    School of Health Services Administration, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Can J Nurs Res 39:66-86. 2007
    ..A discussion of research implications is included...
  93. pmc Factors that influence body image representations of black Muslim women
    Angela Odoms-Young
    Public Health and Health Education, School of Nursing and Health Studies, Northern Illinois University, Wirtz Hall, DeKalb, IL 60115, United States
    Soc Sci Med 66:2573-84. 2008
    ..These findings suggest that religion, race, and gender are all important factors to be considered when conducting body image studies with black women...
  94. ncbi The circumcision of Jesus Christ
    Johan J Mattelaer
    History Office, European Association of Urology, Kortrijk, Belgium
    J Urol 178:31-4. 2007
    ..We study the controversies manifested in religious writings, art, sculpture and music as well as the theological disputes surrounding the circumcision of Jesus Christ...
  95. ncbi Miracles: a Christian theological overview
    Charles Pinches
    Department of Theology, University of Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18510, USA
    South Med J 100:1236-42. 2007
  96. ncbi Culture, spirituality, religion and health: looking at the big picture
    Richard M Eckersley
    National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT
    Med J Aust 186:S54-6. 2007
    ..Religion is no panacea when it comes to improving health. Religion's role in health needs to be examined in a broad context, especially the ways in which culture influences religion's expression of the spiritual...
  97. ncbi Prayer as medicine: how much have we learned?
    Marek Jantos
    Behavioural Medicine Institute, Adelaide, SA
    Med J Aust 186:S51-3. 2007
    ..While acknowledging the efficacy of prayer and recognising the needs of patients, prayer, being a personal spiritual practice, cannot be prescribed, nor should it be used in place of medical care...
  98. ncbi Spirituality in palliative care: what language do we need? Learning from pastoral care
    Marjory Byrne
    The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice, Glasgow, UK
    Int J Palliat Nurs 13:118-24. 2007
    ..The role of the chaplain in spiritual care is also assessed, and an ability to move beyond the boundaries of their own denominational position addressed. Several components of the language of pastoral care are identified...
  99. ncbi Aspects of spirituality concerning illness
    René van Leeuwen
    Health Department Ed, Christian University Ede, Ede, Netherlands
    Scand J Caring Sci 21:482-9. 2007
    ..Follow up research should aim at further exploration of spiritual aspects in care, the relationship between spirituality and health and at effective training of caregivers...
  100. ncbi Spiritual care and ageing in a secular society
    Elizabeth B MacKinlay
    School of Theology, Charles Sturt University, Barton, ACT
    Med J Aust 186:S74-6. 2007
    ..A model of spiritual tasks in older age can help explain the spiritual dimension and provide a starting point for spiritual assessment...
  101. ncbi The history of thinking about miracles in the West
    Jakub Pawlikowski
    Department of Ethics and Philosophy of Medicine, Skubiszewski Medical University of Lublin, Poland
    South Med J 100:1229-35. 2007

Research Grants70

    Harold Koenig; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..It will also provide important information to both guide future clinical trials and identify barriers to effective treatment of depression in these patients. ..
  2. Religion and Cancer-Related Behaviors In Black Americans
    Cheryl Holt; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..RS has great potential for use in the development of more effective cancer communication interventions for African Americans. ..
  3. Dietary Fiber and Cardiovascular Inflammatory Markers
    Dana King; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This information could serve to guide constructive changes in nutritional guidelines for reducing CVD risk for millions of at-risk individuals. ..
    Neal Krause; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Included among these procedures are individual growth curve models and latent variable structural equation models. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
    Megan Sykes; Fiscal Year: 2002
    Richard Sloan; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..A series of hypotheses will test the impact of aerobic conditioning on autonomic control of the heart, BPV responses to challenge, mood, and BPV throughout the day. ..
  7. Autonomic Control & Birth Outcomes in Minority Women
    Richard Sloan; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
    Megan Sykes; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..These Projects constitute a highly integrated pre-clinical and clinical program aimed at thymic xenotransplantation as an approach to achieving immune reconstitution in the treatment of HIV-infected people. ..
  9. Religious Involvement among Older African Americans
    Linda Chatters; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The data analytic approaches to be used include regression, logistic regression, multi-nominal logistic regression and structural equation modeling. ..
  10. T and B Cell Tolerance via Marrow Transplantation
    Megan Sykes; Fiscal Year: 2003
  11. Behavioral Ecology and Hostility & Cardiac ANS Control
    Richard Sloan; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Thus, we expect to demonstrate how personality traits, in combination with social interactions and behavior throughout the day, drive the risk of CHD through an autonomic mechanism. ..
    Megan Sykes; Fiscal Year: 2003
  13. Cytokine-induced depression & the serotonin transporter
    Richard Sloan; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
    Richard Sloan; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..In this application, 5 experimental tests of this model are proposed. ..
  15. Religion, Aging, and Mexican American Health
    Neal Krause; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..To compare and contrast race differences in religiousness as well as race differences in the relationship between religion and health among older Whites, older Blacks, and older Mexican Americans. ..
    Richard Sloan; Fiscal Year: 2004
    Megan Sykes; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  18. Research to Practice: An Indicated Prevention Program
    Denise Hallfors; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Process evaluation data will be analyzed to assess how different school and teacher program adaptations affect outcomes. ..
    Marci Campbell; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..A careful process evaluation will be conducted in order to understand factors relevant to adoption, implementation and maintenance of evidence-based strategies to improve the health and quality of life of veterans. ..
  20. Dissemination of a Weight Management Program among US Veterans
    Marci K Campbell; Fiscal Year: 2010
  21. Ethnicity, Marriage, and Fertility in Kazakhstan
    Victor Agadjanian; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The proposed project will constitute a necessary initial step toward a more comprehensive study of sociodemographic adjustments to dramatic societal changes and will therefore lead to a subsequent NIH application. ..
  22. HIV in Young Adulthood: Pathways and Prevention
    Denise Hallfors; Fiscal Year: 2006
  23. Alternate Phenotypes of Substance Abuse
    Ming Tsuang; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The enormous health and financial costs of illicit drug abuse, both to the individual and to society, underscores the pressing need for such research. ..
  24. A Partnership to Promote Physical Activity and Healthy Eating in AME Churches
    Sara Wilcox; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The inclusion of PA, use of a CBPR approach, engagement of church decision makers, and focus on the church's ..
  25. A Longitudinal Study of the Menopause and Fat Patterning
    Lynda Powell; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Random effects models will be used to estimate longitudinal changes in level and rate of IAF as one moves from one menopausal status to another. ..
  26. Schizophrenia Biomarkers: Blood vs Brain Gene Expression
    Ming Tsuang; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  27. Translational Studies of Cycling in Bipolar Disorder
    Ming Tsuang; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  28. Heart Failure Adherence and Retention Trial (HART)
    Lynda Powell; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The questions posed by HART are as important now as they were judged to be by the study section in 2001. This request will make it possible to answer these questions conclusively. ..
  29. Efficacy of an Emotional Disclosure Intervention in HIV
    Gail Ironson; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  30. Clinical Research Training in Geriatric Mood Disorders
    Dan Blazer; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Students will be paired with a single mentor who will guide them in undertaking a focused research project. Findings will be presented at a National meeting. ..
  31. Men's Migration and Women's HIV/AIDS Risks in Mozambique
    Victor Agadjanian; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..They will also provide invaluable information for interventions aimed at reducing HIV/AIDS risks among rural African women. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  32. Educational Differences in U.S. Adult Mortality
    ROBERT HUMMER; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
    Kenneth Cornetta; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  34. Therapeutic communication during nursing home care
    LENE LEVY STORMS; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Thus, the CDA training would be central to the applicant's ability to develop as an independent, behavioral scientist with a specialty in provider-patient communication among older adults in long-term care settings. ..
  35. Faith-Based Breast Cancer Screening Intervention
    LANA SUE KA OPUA; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
    William Miller; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..A parallel substudy will implement and evaluate MI training of Spanish-speaking clinicians. ..
  37. Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy in Advanced Cancer
    William Breitbart; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Larger, randomized controlled trials of Meaning-Centered Group Psychotherapy will be conducted in the future utilizing the insights learned from this pilot intervention study. ..
    William Breitbart; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..This study is expected to provide a direct evaluation of desire for death in terminally ill cancer patients, and to ascertain whether a pharmacological treatment for depression influences desire for death. ..
  39. The impact of dental education on health disparities
    JOZEF WELIE; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..In this planning grant, three different patient categories will be examined: 1. Patients with advanced Alzheimer's Disease; 2. Patients of African-American descent; and 3. Recent immigrants. ..
  40. Antidepressant Use by Older Adults
    Dan Blazer; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..We will also test hypotheses specific to individual domains in the larger model. ..
  41. Breast Cancer in African American Women 65 and Over
    JEAN SWINNEY; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Specifically, this study has the potential to help reduce the number of new cancer cases as well as illness, disability, and death caused by this disease among older African American women. ..
    Ming Tsuang; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..All genotypes will be available one year after they are generated, but no later than a year after the end of the funding period. We are submitting this proposal using the RO1 mechanism. ..
    Lynda Powell; Fiscal Year: 2003
  44. Effects of Yoga on Quality of Life during Breast Cancer
    Alyson Moadel; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Multivariate analyses will be used to examine the hypothesis that a Yoga program will improve upon overall QOL by at least 15 percent (based on a .25 effect size) in comparison to Standard Care. ..
    William Miller; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
    Sonia Ancoli Israel; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Results will provide a scientific basis for future intervention studies, particularly studies with light therapy which can re-synchronize rhythms. ..
  47. Challenging Life Events in Older Persons
    TIMOTHY DAALEMAN; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..e. social support, mental health status. Secondary aims include learning how a baseline measure of patient spirituality predicts future death attitudes and discussions of advance care planning. ..
    John Chin; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..A "grounded theory" approach will be used to analyze the data. ..
  49. A Program for Expanding ELSI Undergraduate Pedagogy
    Ronald Green; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..This proposal represents a logical next step in the employment of the skills and resources we have developed at Dartmouth for undergraduate ELSI education. ..
    Ming Tsuang; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..This, and Millennium's prior genotyping experience shows that the genotyping phase of the work is feasible. ..
    William Miller; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..However, each study site has provided site-specific information on the budget, budget justifications, listing of key personnel, consultant/consortium agreements, and human subjects sections of their respective proposals. ..
    SANDRA AVANTS; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Both clinical efficacy and cost will be determined, and objective measures will be employed to assess change in illicit drug use and other HIV risk behavior at post-treatment, and at a 6-month follow-up. ..
    Dan Blazer; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Cox proportional hazard, discrete time survival, and hierarchical linear modeling will be used according to the metric and distribution of the dependent variable. ..
  54. An Appalchian Cervical Cancer Prevention Project
    Nancy Schoenberg; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  55. Cancer Caregiving and the Stress Process
    Nancy Schoenberg; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  56. Predicting Adherence to Follow up of Abnormal Pap Smears
    ..By informing both clinicians and researchers who are involved with cervical cancer prevention, this research will ultimately reduce the morbidity and mortality due to this disease. ..
  57. Improving Decision-Making about Feeding Options for Dementia Patients
    Laura Hanson; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..If successful, this intervention will demonstrate a methodology with broader application to decision-making in dementia care. ..
  58. The Role of Churches in Cancer Prevention and Control among Korean Americans
    ANGELA JO; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This award will provide a foundation for Dr. Jo to develop a participatory research program addressing cancer disparities in the underserved with an initial focus on Korean Americans. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  59. Ethics of Genetics in Research Conferences
    RUTH FISCHBACH; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Our conferences address vast ELSI issues for individuals, families, medical care, and public health policy. Our expertise, experience, and innovation promise to raise interest, reduce hype, and maintain hope. ..
  60. Current Issues in Research Ethics (CIRE)
    RUTH FISCHBACH; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..In Year Three, we will put a model syllabus (with resource materials and bibliography) on line using a technologically advanced e-seminar. ..
  61. Factors Leading to Development of Risk Taking Behavior
    BRADLEY CONNER; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..A third goal is to identify genetic precursors of sensation seeking and risk taking behavior. Finally, this research will attempt to examine possible intervention strategies using this knowledge to aid in identifying individuals at risk...
  62. Efficacy of HIV Posttest Support for ANC in South Africa
    Suzanne Maman; Fiscal Year: 2010
    Marc Galanter; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..In addition, social support for abstinence will be evaluated to determine its predictive effect on treatment outcome. ..
  64. A Qualitative Study of Household Smoking Policies
    Michelle Kegler; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Findings from this formative research will provide the foundation upon which to design and test effective strategies for creating smoke-free homes in rural, low-income communities. ..
    Michelle Kegler; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Process evaluation methods include documentation of lay health advisory contacts and interviews with youth and adult volunteers. ..
    Rachel Pruchno; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Analyses would focus on both cross-sectional and prospective longitudinal relationships using a combination of a regression, structural equation modeling, and categorical data analysis techniques. ..
    Marc Galanter; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..standard MMT only). The development of the MA manual and results of this evaluation will provide pilot data for preparation of an RO1 proposal. ..
  68. Work-Family Conflicts of Older Women
    Rachel Pruchno; Fiscal Year: 2005
  69. A Four-Year Church-Based Intervention for Latinas
    Angela Sauaia; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..A generalized estimating equations analysis will be used to model the effect of the intervention over time and compare the disparity rates of the three insurance coverage groups. ..