spirituality

Summary

Summary: Sensitivity or attachment to religious values, or to things of the spirit as opposed to material or worldly interests. (from Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th ed, and Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed)

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Improving the quality of spiritual care as a dimension of palliative care: the report of the Consensus Conference
    Christina Puchalski
    George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health, The George Washington University, Washington, D C, USA
    J Palliat Med 12:885-904. 2009
  2. ncbi Spirituality and well-being in cancer patients: a review
    Anja Visser
    Helen Dowling Institute, Centre for Psycho Oncology, Ultrecht, The Netherlands
    Psychooncology 19:565-72. 2010
  3. pmc Religiousness and spiritual support among advanced cancer patients and associations with end-of-life treatment preferences and quality of life
    Tracy A Balboni
    Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:555-60. 2007
  4. pmc Support of cancer patients' spiritual needs and associations with medical care costs at the end of life
    Tracy Balboni
    Center for Psycho Oncology and Palliative Care Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Cancer 117:5383-91. 2011
  5. ncbi Cancer as part of the journey: the role of spirituality in the decision to decline conventional prostate cancer treatment and to use complementary and alternative medicine
    Margaret White
    Integr Cancer Ther 5:117-22. 2006
  6. ncbi Spirituality, distress, depression, anxiety, and quality of life in patients with advanced cancer
    A Kandasamy
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka 560 029, India
    Indian J Cancer 48:55-9. 2011
  7. ncbi Spiritual expression and immune status in women with metastatic breast cancer: an exploratory study
    S E Sephton
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Kentucky 40202, USA
    Breast J 7:345-53. 2001
  8. ncbi Existential well-being and spirituality of individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is related to psychological well-being of their caregivers
    Francesco Pagnini
    Department of Psychology, Catholic University of Milan, Italy
    Amyotroph Lateral Scler 12:105-8. 2011
  9. 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
  10. pmc Changes in spirituality partly explain health-related quality of life outcomes after Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
    Jeffrey M Greeson
    Duke Integrative Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Behav Med 34:508-18. 2011

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Publications387 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Improving the quality of spiritual care as a dimension of palliative care: the report of the Consensus Conference
    Christina Puchalski
    George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health, The George Washington University, Washington, D C, USA
    J Palliat Med 12:885-904. 2009
    ..This document and the conference recommendations it includes builds upon prior literature, the National Consensus Project Guidelines, and the National Quality Forum Preferred Practices and Conference proceedings...
  2. ncbi Spirituality and well-being in cancer patients: a review
    Anja Visser
    Helen Dowling Institute, Centre for Psycho Oncology, Ultrecht, The Netherlands
    Psychooncology 19:565-72. 2010
    ..It has been shown that cancer patients use their spirituality to cope with these experiences...
  3. pmc Religiousness and spiritual support among advanced cancer patients and associations with end-of-life treatment preferences and quality of life
    Tracy A Balboni
    Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:555-60. 2007
    Religion and spirituality play a role in coping with illness for many cancer patients...
  4. pmc Support of cancer patients' spiritual needs and associations with medical care costs at the end of life
    Tracy Balboni
    Center for Psycho Oncology and Palliative Care Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Cancer 117:5383-91. 2011
    ..Although spiritual care is associated with less aggressive medical care at the end of life (EOL), it remains infrequent. It is unclear if the omission of spiritual care impacts EOL costs...
  5. ncbi Cancer as part of the journey: the role of spirituality in the decision to decline conventional prostate cancer treatment and to use complementary and alternative medicine
    Margaret White
    Integr Cancer Ther 5:117-22. 2006
    The role of spirituality in patients' use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approaches to cancer management has hardly been explored...
  6. ncbi Spirituality, distress, depression, anxiety, and quality of life in patients with advanced cancer
    A Kandasamy
    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka 560 029, India
    Indian J Cancer 48:55-9. 2011
    ..To study the influence of spiritual well being (Sp WB) on symptoms of distress, depression, and other dimensions of quality of life in advanced cancer patients receiving palliative care...
  7. ncbi Spiritual expression and immune status in women with metastatic breast cancer: an exploratory study
    S E Sephton
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Kentucky 40202, USA
    Breast J 7:345-53. 2001
    This exploratory study examined relationships between spirituality and immune function in 112 women with metastatic breast cancer...
  8. ncbi Existential well-being and spirituality of individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is related to psychological well-being of their caregivers
    Francesco Pagnini
    Department of Psychology, Catholic University of Milan, Italy
    Amyotroph Lateral Scler 12:105-8. 2011
    Existential well-being (EWB) and spirituality issues are important factors in determining quality of life (QoL) in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients...
  9. 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...
  10. pmc Changes in spirituality partly explain health-related quality of life outcomes after Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
    Jeffrey M Greeson
    Duke Integrative Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Behav Med 34:508-18. 2011
    ..Thus, spirituality may partly explain Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction outcomes...
  11. ncbi Do preparation and life completion discussions improve functioning and quality of life in seriously ill patients? Pilot randomized control trial
    Karen E Steinhauser
    Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    J Palliat Med 11:1234-40. 2008
    ..Significant palliative care intervention has focused on physical pain and symptom control; yet less empirical evidence supports efforts to address the psychosocial and spiritual dimensions of experience...
  12. ncbi The association between spiritual and religious involvement and depressive symptoms in a Canadian population
    Marilyn Baetz
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
    J Nerv Ment Dis 192:818-22. 2004
    ..It is evident that spirituality/religion has an important effect on depressive symptoms, but this study underscores the complexity of this ..
  13. ncbi Spirituality as a positive youth development construct: conceptual bases and implications for curriculum development
    Patrick S Y Lau
    Department of Educational Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
    Int J Adolesc Med Health 18:363-70. 2006
    This paper outlines the conceptual bases of 'spirituality' as a positive youth development construct and the implications for curriculum development in junior secondary schools...
  14. ncbi Religious coping methods as predictors of psychological, physical and spiritual outcomes among medically ill elderly patients: a two-year longitudinal study
    Kenneth I Pargament
    Department of Psychology, Bowling Green State University, Ohio 43403, USA
    J Health Psychol 9:713-30. 2004
    ..g. punishing God reappraisal, interpersonal religious discontent) were predictive of declines in health. Patients who continue to struggle with religious issues over time may be particularly at risk for health-related problems...
  15. ncbi Effect of spiritual well-being on end-of-life despair in terminally-ill cancer patients
    Colleen S McClain
    Fordham University, Bronx, NY 10458, USA
    Lancet 361:1603-7. 2003
    The importance of spirituality in coping with a terminal illness is becoming increasingly recognised. We aimed to assess the relation between spiritual well-being, depression, and end-of-life despair in terminally-ill cancer patients.
  16. 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
    Evidence is presented that bears on 9 hypotheses about the link between religion or spirituality and mortality, morbidity, disability, or recovery from illness...
  17. pmc Spirituality and religion in patients with HIV/AIDS
    Sian Cotton
    Health Services Research and Development, VA Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:S5-13. 2006
    b>Spirituality and religion are often central issues for patients dealing with chronic illness...
  18. ncbi Spirituality, sense of coherence, and coping responses in women receiving treatment for alcohol and drug addiction
    Sandra Arevalo
    Institute on Urban Health Research, Bouve College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Avenue, Stearns Suite 503, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Eval Program Plann 31:113-23. 2008
    To examine the role of spirituality, sense of coherence, and coping responses in relation to stress and trauma symptoms among women in substance abuse treatment.
  19. ncbi Effect of gender, age, and relevant course work on attitudes toward empathy, patient spirituality, and physician wellness
    Lisabeth F DiLalla
    Teach Learn Med 16:165-70. 2004
    ..The emphasis in medical education on viewing the patient as a whole person addresses current concerns about the negative impact of standard physician training that may lead to impaired patient-physician relationships...
  20. ncbi Religiosity/spirituality and pain in patients with sickle cell disease
    M Ojinga Harrison
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 193:250-7. 2005
    Religion/spirituality has been identified by individuals with sickle cell disease (SCD) as an important factor in coping with stress and in determining quality of life...
  21. ncbi A critical view of spirituality and spiritual assessment
    Peter Draper
    J Adv Nurs 39:1-2. 2002
  22. pmc Instruments measuring spirituality in clinical research: a systematic review
    Stéfanie Monod
    Service of Geriatric Medicine and Geriatric Rehabilitation, University of Lausanne Medical Center, CUTR Sylvana chemin de Sylvana 10, 1066, Epalinges, Switzerland
    J Gen Intern Med 26:1345-57. 2011
    Numerous instruments have been developed to assess spirituality and measure its association with health outcomes...
  23. ncbi A non-randomized comparison of mindfulness-based stress reduction and healing arts programs for facilitating post-traumatic growth and spirituality in cancer outpatients
    Sheila N Garland
    Department of Psychology, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Support Care Cancer 15:949-61. 2007
    ..mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program and a healing through the creative arts (HA) program on measures of post-traumatic growth (PTGI-R), spirituality (FACIT-Sp), stress (SOSI), and mood disturbance (POMS) in cancer patients.
  24. ncbi A systematic review of associations among religiosity/spirituality and adolescent health attitudes and behaviors
    Lynn Rew
    School of Nursing, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
    J Adolesc Health 38:433-42. 2006
    To systematically review and synthesize literature concerning the relationships among religiosity, spirituality, health attitudes, and health behaviors in adolescents.
  25. ncbi Spirituality, religion, and clinical care
    Daniel P Sulmasy
    The John J Conley Department of Ethics, Saint Vincent s Hospital Manhattan, 153 W 11th St, New York, NY 10011, USA
    Chest 135:1634-42. 2009
    Interest in the relationship between spirituality, religion, and clinical care has increased in the last 15 years, but clinicians need more concrete guidance about this topic...
  26. ncbi The assessment of spirituality and religiousness in schizophrenia
    Sylvia Mohr
    Division of Adult Psychiatry, University Hospital of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Nerv Ment Dis 195:247-53. 2007
    ..The high prevalence of spirituality and religious coping clearly indicates the necessity of addressing spirituality in patient care...
  27. ncbi Current status of teaching on spirituality in UK medical schools
    David Neely
    Department of Medicine, Queen s University, Belfast, UK
    Med Educ 42:176-82. 2008
    To investigate the current status of teaching on spirituality in medicine in UK medical schools and to establish if and how medical schools are preparing future doctors to identify patients' spiritual needs.
  28. ncbi Spirituality: concept analysis and model development
    Harleah G Buck
    College of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Holist Nurs Pract 20:288-92. 2006
    The concept of spirituality has gained increasing attention over the last decade, as evidenced by the number of conceptual and empirical articles published...
  29. 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
    ..epidemiological evidence linking religiousness to morbidity and mortality, possible biological pathways linking spirituality/religiousness to health, and advances in the assessment of spiritual/religious variables in research and ..
  30. ncbi Religion, spirituality, and health in medically ill hospitalized older patients
    Harold G Koenig
    Department of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:554-62. 2004
    To examine the effect of religion and spirituality on social support, psychological functioning, and physical health in medically ill hospitalized older adults.
  31. ncbi A path model of the effects of spirituality on depressive symptoms and 24-h urinary-free cortisol in HIV-positive persons
    Adam W Carrico
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33146, USA
    J Psychosom Res 61:51-8. 2006
    The present investigation examined the associations among spirituality, positive reappraisal coping, and benefit finding as they relate to depressive symptoms and 24-h urinary-free-cortisol output.
  32. 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
    Levels of spirituality and religious beliefs and behaviour are relatively high in Australia, although lower than those in the United States...
  33. ncbi Concerns about measuring "spirituality" in research
    Harold G Koenig
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, VA Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 196:349-55. 2008
    b>Spirituality is increasingly being examined as a construct related to mental and physical health. The definition of spirituality, however, has been changing...
  34. pmc Discussing spirituality with patients: a rational and ethical approach
    Gary McCord
    Department of Family Medicine, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, Ohio 44272, USA
    Ann Fam Med 2:356-61. 2004
    This study was undertaken to determine when patients feel that physician inquiry about spirituality or religious beliefs is appropriate, reasons why they want their physicians to know about their spiritual beliefs, and what they want ..
  35. pmc Religion, spirituality, and medicine: psychiatrists' and other physicians' differing observations, interpretations, and clinical approaches
    Farr A Curlin
    Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, 5841 South Maryland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 164:1825-31. 2007
    This study compared the ways in which psychiatrists and nonpsychiatrists interpret the relationship between religion/spirituality and health and address religion/spirituality issues in the clinical encounter.
  36. ncbi Longitudinal relationships of religious worship attendance and spirituality with major depression, anxiety disorders, and suicidal ideation and attempts: findings from the Baltimore epidemiologic catchment area study
    Daniel Rasic
    Department of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Psychiatr Res 45:848-54. 2011
    ..These results suggest that religious attendance is possibly an independent protective factor against suicide attempts...
  37. pmc Spirituality, social support, and survival in hemodialysis patients
    Joann Spinale
    Department of Medicine, George Washington University, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 3:1620-7. 2008
    No studies have evaluated the relationship among spirituality, social support, and survival in patients with ESRD...
  38. 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
    The authors review evidence regarding the biological processes that may link religiosity/spirituality to health...
  39. ncbi Spirituality in medical school curricula: findings from a national survey
    Harold G Koenig
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Int J Psychiatry Med 40:391-8. 2010
    No systematic information exists on what U.S. medical schools are teaching on spirituality and health or on the attitudes of faculty toward inclusion of this subject in the medical curriculum. We systematically surveyed U.S...
  40. ncbi Pastoral care, spirituality, and religion in palliative care journals
    Maaike A Hermsen
    Researcher in Palliative Care Ethics, University Medical Centre Nijmegen, Department of Ethics, Philosophy and History of Medicine, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 21:353-6. 2004
    With the growth and development of palliative care, interest in pastoral care, spirituality, and religion also seems to be growing...
  41. ncbi Reliability and validity of the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Spiritual (FACIT-Sp) for Japanese patients with cancer
    Wataru Noguchi
    Section of Liaison Psychiatry and Palliative Medicine, Graduate School of Tokyo Medical and Dental University, 1 5 45 Yushima, Bunkyo ku, 113 8519 Tokyo, Japan
    Support Care Cancer 12:240-5. 2004
    ..This scale was developed in the United States to assess quality of life (QOL) in relation to spirituality. Two surveys were conducted on each of 306 cancer patients...
  42. ncbi Religion, spirituality and cancer: current status and methodological challenges
    Michael Stefanek
    Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD 20852, USA
    Psychooncology 14:450-63. 2005
    The role of religion and spirituality in health has received increasing attention in the scientific and lay literature...
  43. ncbi Sense of coherence, spirituality, stress and quality of life in chronic illness
    Cheryl Delgado
    School of Nursing, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH 44115, USA
    J Nurs Scholarsh 39:229-34. 2007
    To investigate the relationship between sense of coherence and spirituality and their association with perceptions of stress, and quality of life.
  44. ncbi A thematic review of the spirituality literature within palliative care
    Shane Sinclair
    Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, University of Calgary, Canada
    J Palliat Med 9:464-79. 2006
    Research related to spirituality and health has developed from relative obscurity to a thriving field of study over the last 20 years both within palliative care and within health care in general...
  45. ncbi A systematic review of religion and spirituality in three palliative care journals, 1990-1999
    Kevin J Flannelly
    HealthCare Chaplaincy, New York, New York, USA
    J Palliat Care 20:50-6. 2004
  46. ncbi A 3-factor model for the FACIT-Sp
    Andrea L Canada
    Department of Behavioral Sciences, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612 3833, USA Andrea L
    Psychooncology 17:908-16. 2008
    ..Because Meaning suggests a cognitive aspect of R/S and Peace an affective component, we hypothesized a 3-factor solution: Meaning, Peace, and Faith...
  47. ncbi The influence of spiritual beliefs and practices on the treatment preferences of African Americans: a review of the literature
    Kimberly S Johnson
    Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, Duke University Medical Center, DUMC Box 3003, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:711-9. 2005
    b>Spirituality is an important part of African-American culture and is often cited as an explanation for the more-aggressive treatment preferences of some African Americans at the end of life...
  48. ncbi Spirituality as a core domain in the assessment of quality of life in oncology
    Hayley S Whitford
    Royal Adelaide Hospital Cancer Centre, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Psychooncology 17:1121-8. 2008
    ..This study investigated including spiritual wellbeing as a core domain in the assessment of quality of life (QOL) in an Australian oncology population...
  49. ncbi The relationship between spirituality, purpose in life, and well-being in HIV-positive persons
    Kathleen M Litwinczuk
    Veteran s Administration
    J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care 18:13-22. 2007
    Research has shown that spirituality has a positive effect on mental and physical health; however, few studies have explored the influence of spirituality on purpose in life and well-being in persons living with HIV...
  50. pmc The religiosity/spirituality of Latina breast cancer survivors and influence on health-related quality of life
    Kimberly A Wildes
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute for Health Promotion Research, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX 78230, USA
    Psychooncology 18:831-40. 2009
    The study evaluated the association of religiosity/spirituality (R/S) and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among Latina breast cancer survivors (BCS) in order to determine whether R/S would be positively correlated with HRQOL and ..
  51. ncbi A biopsychosocial-spiritual model for the care of patients at the end of life
    Daniel P Sulmasy
    The Bioethics Institute of New York Medical College and The John J Conley Department of Ethics, Saint Vincent s Manhattan, New York, NY 10011, USA
    Gerontologist 42:24-33. 2002
    ..This article presents a model for research and practice that expands on the biopsychosocial model to include the spiritual concerns of patients...
  52. ncbi Is failure to meet spiritual needs associated with cancer patients' perceptions of quality of care and their satisfaction with care?
    Alan B Astrow
    Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:5753-7. 2007
    Few studies regarding patients' views about spirituality and health care have included patients with cancer who reside in the urban, northeastern United States...
  53. ncbi Rowe and Kahn's model of successful aging revisited: positive spirituality--the forgotten factor
    Martha R Crowther
    Department of Psychology, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 35487 0348, USA
    Gerontologist 42:613-20. 2002
    We explain a new concept, positive spirituality, and offer evidence that links positive spirituality with health; describe effective partnerships between health professionals and religious communities; and summarize the information as a ..
  54. ncbi Negotiating cross-cultural issues at the end of life: "You got to go where he lives"
    M Kagawa-Singer
    Commuity Health Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Health and Asian American Studies, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    JAMA 286:2993-3001. 2001
    ..Skilled use of cross-cultural understanding and communication techniques increases the likelihood that both the process and outcomes of care are satisfactory for all involved...
  55. 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
  56. ncbi Trauma, change in strength of religious faith, and mental health service use among veterans treated for PTSD
    Alan Fontana
    Northeast Program Evaluation Center, VA National Center for PTSD, New Haven, CT, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 192:579-84. 2004
    ..This possibility raises the broader issue of whether spirituality should be more central to the treatment of PTSD, either in the form of a greater role for pastoral counseling ..
  57. ncbi Is a biopsychosocial-spiritual approach relevant to cancer treatment? A study of patients and oncology staff members on issues of complementary medicine and spirituality
    Eran Ben-Arye
    The Complementary and Traditional Medicine Unit, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Support Care Cancer 14:147-52. 2006
    ..Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is increasingly being used by patients with cancer...
  58. ncbi The link between religion and spirituality and psychological adjustment: the mediating role of optimism and social support
    John M Salsman
    Department of Behavioral Science, University of Kentucky, KY 40536, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 31:522-35. 2005
    Although optimism, social support, religiousness, and spirituality are important predictors of adjustment, rarely have studies examined these variables simultaneously...
  59. ncbi Dispositional predictors of placebo responding: a motivational interpretation of flower essence and gratitude therapy
    Michael E Hyland
    School of Psychology, University of Plymouth, PL48AA Plymouth, United Kingdom
    J Psychosom Res 62:331-40. 2007
    ..The motivational concordance interpretation is that therapeutic rituals that are consistent with self-defining or self-actualizing goals have a nonspecific therapeutic benefit independently of expectancy...
  60. ncbi Promoting advance directives among African Americans: a faith-based model
    Karen Bullock
    School of Social Work, University of Connecticut, West Hartford, Connecticut 06117, and The Braceland Center for Mental Health and Aging, Institute of Living, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    J Palliat Med 9:183-95. 2006
    ..Studies show that African Americans are less likely than other ethnic groups to complete advance directives. However, what influences African Americans' decisions to complete or not complete advance directives is unclear...
  61. ncbi Ethnicity and spirituality in breast cancer survivors
    Ellen G Levine
    Biobehavioral Research Center, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave PP750, San Francisco, CA 94132, USA
    J Cancer Surviv 1:212-25. 2007
    Many women are incorporating spirituality as a way of coping with cancer. However, few studies have examined the role of spirituality in mood and quality of life among breast cancer survivors from different ethnic groups.
  62. pmc Religious coping and use of intensive life-prolonging care near death in patients with advanced cancer
    Andrea C Phelps
    Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    JAMA 301:1140-7. 2009
    ..Patients frequently rely on religious faith to cope with cancer, but little is known about the associations between religious coping and the use of intensive life-prolonging care at the end of life...
  63. ncbi Religion, spirituality, and psychosis
    Adair Menezes
    Federal University of Juiz de Fora UFJF School of Medicine, Research Center in Spirituality and Health at UFJF, Rua da Laguna 485 104, Juiz de Fora, MG 36015 230, Brazil
    Curr Psychiatry Rep 12:174-9. 2010
    This review discusses the relationships between religion, spirituality, and psychosis...
  64. ncbi Spirituality, quality of life and the dialysis patient
    Fredric O Finkelstein
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 22:2432-4. 2007
  65. ncbi Support for spirituality in smoking cessation: results of pilot survey
    David Gonzales
    OHSU Smoking Cessation Center, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Medicine, Department of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239 3098, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:299-303. 2007
    ..4). Our data are consistent with overall beliefs in the United States about spirituality and recent trends to include spirituality in health care...
  66. ncbi Spirituality and psychological well-being: testing a theory of family interdependence among family caregivers and their elders
    Suk Sun Kim
    Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Res Nurs Health 34:103-15. 2011
    The family spirituality-psychological well-being model was developed and tested to explore how spirituality influences psychological well-being among elders and caregivers in the context of Korean family caregiving...
  67. ncbi Spirituality and religion in recovery: some current issues
    Roger D Fallot
    Community Connections, Washington, DC 20003, USA
    Psychiatr Rehabil J 30:261-70. 2007
    This paper addresses current perspectives on the roles of spirituality and religion in recovery from serious mental health problems...
  68. ncbi Spirituality and quality of life in HIV-positive persons
    Linda Pennington Grimsley
    Department of Nursing, College of Health Professions, Albany State University, Albany, Georgia, USA
    J Cult Divers 13:113-8. 2006
    With the amount of turmoil in the world today and often in our personal lives as well, spirituality has become a major focus for many people...
  69. pmc Physicians' observations and interpretations of the influence of religion and spirituality on health
    Farr A Curlin
    Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, and MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, The University of Chicago, 5841 S Maryland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:649-54. 2007
    ..a substantial body of empirical data, professional disagreement persists regarding whether and how religion and spirituality (hereinafter "R/S" and treated as a single concept) influences health...
  70. ncbi The spiritual dimension of cancer care
    Antonella Surbone
    Department of Medicine, Medical Oncology Division, New York University Medical School, New York, NY 10016, USA
    Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 73:228-35. 2010
    b>Spirituality is more about constant questioning than about providing fixed or final answers...
  71. ncbi Identifying mediators of the relationship between religiousness/spirituality and alcohol use
    Thomas J Johnson
    Department of Psychology, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana 47809, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 69:160-70. 2008
    ..We examined beliefs about alcohol, social influences, well-being, and motives for drinking as potential mediators of the relationship between religiousness/spirituality and alcohol use and problems.
  72. ncbi The measurement of spirituality in palliative care and the content of tools validated cross-culturally: a systematic review
    Lucy Selman
    Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, King s College London, London, United Kingdom
    J Pain Symptom Manage 41:728-53. 2011
    ..In addition, measures of spirituality have been criticized in the literature for cultural bias, and it is unclear which tools have been validated ..
  73. ncbi Evolution of spirituality and religiousness in chronic schizophrenia or schizo-affective disorders: a 3-years follow-up study
    Sylvia Mohr
    Division of Adult Psychiatry, University Hospital of Geneva and University of Geneva, Rue du 31 Décembre 36, 1207, Geneva, Switzerland
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 45:1095-103. 2010
    b>Spirituality and religiousness have been shown to be highly prevalent in patients with schizophrenia. Religion can help instil a positive sense of self, decrease the impact of symptoms and provide social contacts...
  74. 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
    ..results of semistructured interviews conducted with 18 African American Christian women regarding the role of spirituality throughout their breast cancer experiences...
  75. ncbi The role of religion/spirituality for cancer patients and their caregivers
    Andrew J Weaver
    HealthCare Chaplaincy, New York, NY, USA
    South Med J 97:1210-4. 2004
    Research has shown that religiosity and spirituality significantly contribute to psychosocial adjustment to cancer and its treatments...
  76. ncbi Medical student beliefs: spirituality's relationship to health and place in the medical school curriculum
    Thomas P Guck
    Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE 68102, USA
    Med Teach 28:702-7. 2006
    The relationship between spirituality and health is receiving increased attention; consequently medical schools have begun asking how and in what manner these issues should be addressed in medical education...
  77. ncbi One-week Short-Term Life Review interview can improve spiritual well-being of terminally ill cancer patients
    Michiyo Ando
    Faculty of Nursing, St Mary s College, Kurume, Fukuoda, Japan
    Psychooncology 17:885-90. 2008
    ..The primary aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of the Short-Term Life Review on the spiritual well-being, as well as anxiety, depression, suffering, and happiness of terminally ill cancer patients...
  78. ncbi Spirituality and health: an exploratory study of hospital patients' perspectives
    Julieanne Hilbers
    Diversity Health, Prince of Wales Hospital, McNevin Dickson Bldg, Avoca Street, Randwick, NSW 2031, Australia
    Aust Health Rev 34:3-10. 2010
    The relationship between spirituality/religion and health is receiving increasing academic interest, but few studies have explored the experience of Australians...
  79. pmc Conceptualising spirituality for medical research and health service provision
    Michael B King
    Department of Mental Health Sciences, University College London Medical School, Royal Free Campus, Rowland Hill Street, London, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:116. 2009
    The need to take account of spirituality in research and health services provision is assuming ever greater importance. However the field has long been hampered by a lack of conceptual clarity about the nature of spirituality itself...
  80. ncbi Spirituality in African American and Caucasian women with end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis treatment
    Ruth A Tanyi
    Preventitive Care Program, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California, USA
    Health Care Women Int 28:141-54. 2007
    ..These findings have multidisciplinary implications for factors that may mitigate the illeffects of ESRD...
  81. ncbi "Are you at peace?": one item to probe spiritual concerns at the end of life
    Karen E Steinhauser
    Centers for Palliative Care, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, School of Nursing, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:101-5. 2006
    ..Yet, patients' spirituality often influences treatment choices during a course of serious illness...
  82. ncbi Religiosity, spirituality, and marital relationships of parents raising a typically developing child or a child with a disability
    Jessica A Parker
    Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA
    J Fam Nurs 17:82-104. 2011
    In order to discover if differences or relationships exist between religiosity, spirituality, and marital relationships, 111 parents raising a child with a disability (CWD) and 34 parents raising typically developing children ..
  83. ncbi Mediational models of spirituality and depressive symptomatology among HIV-positive Puerto Rican women
    Jane M Simoni
    Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Box 351525, Seattle, Washington 98195 1525, USA
    Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol 9:3-15. 2003
    ..As predicted, spirituality was high and negatively associated with CES-D scores...
  84. ncbi Voice of the psychonauts: coping, life purpose, and spirituality in psychedelic drug users
    Levente Moro
    Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Turku, Finland
    J Psychoactive Drugs 43:188-98. 2011
    ..Coping, life purpose, and spirituality were measured with the Psychological Immune Competence Inventory, the Purpose in Life test, and the Intrinsic ..
  85. ncbi Spirituality, well-being, and quality of life in people with rheumatoid arthritis
    Susan J Bartlett
    Johns Hopkins AAC, 5501 Hopkins Bayview Circle, Suite 1B 15, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 49:778-83. 2003
    To evaluate spirituality, well-being, and quality of life (QOL) among people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
  86. ncbi Primary care physician preferences regarding spiritual behavior in medical practice
    Michael H Monroe
    Department of Internal Medicine, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
    Arch Intern Med 163:2751-6. 2003
    Knowledge of physician attitudes and preferences regarding religion and spirituality in the medical encounter is limited by the nonspecific questions asked in previous studies and by the omission of specialties other than family practice...
  87. ncbi The experience of spirituality in the psycho-social adaptation of cancer survivors
    Andre Samson
    Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa, PO Box 450, Station A, Ottawa, Ontario, KIN 6N5
    J Pastoral Care Counsel 57:329-43. 2003
    This article presents the results of a retrospective, phenomenological study of the experience of spirituality in the psychosocial adaptation of cancer survivors...
  88. ncbi Perspectives on spiritual care at Hospice Africa Uganda
    Sachin S Kale
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1462 Princeton Court Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104, USA
    Int J Palliat Nurs 17:177-82. 2011
    ..To examine how spiritual care is perceived in an African context by recording the lived experiences of palliative care workers at Hospice Africa Uganda (HAU)...
  89. ncbi Widowhood and spirituality: coping responses to bereavement
    Scott T Michael
    The University of Alabama, Department of Psychology, Box 870348, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 0348, USA
    J Women Aging 15:145-65; discussion 185-7. 2003
    ..aims: (a) to discuss the impact of widowhood on the lives of older women and (b) to discuss how religion and spirituality may be used as coping methods for conjugal loss...
  90. ncbi Inner resources as predictors of psychological well-being in middle-income african american breast cancer survivors
    Lynette M Richardson Gibson
    College of Health, Education, and Human Development, Clemson University School of Nursing, SC 29634 0743, USA
    Cancer Control 10:52-9. 2003
    ..Health professionals should consider strategies to enhance sense of coherence and hope when caring for African American breast cancer survivors. Qualitative research is indicated to further explore spirituality in this population.
  91. ncbi Knowledge and attitudes of nursing professors and students concerning the interface between spirituality, religiosity and health
    Claudia de Souza Tomasso
    Universidade Nove de Julho, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
    Rev Lat Am Enfermagem 19:1205-13. 2011
    ..study compares the knowledge and attitudes of nursing professors and students concerning the interface between spirituality, religiosity and health. A cross-sectional study was conducted with 30 nursing professors and 118 students...
  92. 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
    ..Discussing religion or spirituality with patients was associated with having received training through a book or CME literature or during Grand ..
  93. 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.
  94. ncbi Convergent/Divergent validity of the brief multidimensional measure of religiousness/spirituality: empirical support for emotional connectedness as a "spiritual" construct
    Brick Johnstone
    Department of Health Psychology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65212, USA
    J Relig Health 51:529-41. 2012
    ..is to determine the convergent/divergent validity of the Brief Multidimensional Measure of Religiousness/Spirituality (BMMRS; Fetzer Institute & National Institute on Aging Working Group 1999) subscales by correlating it with ..
  95. ncbi Mediators of the relationship between religiousness/spirituality and alcohol problems in an adult community sample
    Michelle L Drerup
    Department of Psychology, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana 47809, USA
    Addict Behav 36:1317-20. 2011
    ..Religious struggle may be a clinically significant correlate of alcohol problems...
  96. ncbi Migraines and meditation: does spirituality matter?
    Amy B Wachholtz
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Mass Medical Center, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    J Behav Med 31:351-66. 2008
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  97. ncbi Meaning, spirituality, and wellness in cancer survivors
    Mary L S Vachon
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Semin Oncol Nurs 24:218-25. 2008
    To explore the concepts of meaning, spirituality, and wellness in cancer survivors.
  98. ncbi Reconsidering spirituality and medicine
    Neil Scheurich
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington 40509 1810, USA
    Acad Med 78:356-60. 2003
    Increasing awareness of possible links between religion and health has led to greater attention to spirituality and medicine in medical education; both trends have culminated in vigorous debate about the place of spirituality and related ..
  99. ncbi Spirituality in medical education: global reality?
    Giancarlo Lucchetti
    São Paulo Medical Spiritist Association, Av Juriti 367, Moema, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
    J Relig Health 51:3-19. 2012
    We aim to evaluate studies dealing with the incorporation of spirituality in medical education and to list the most scientific productive countries in this field. A bibliographical review was carried out...
  100. ncbi Spirituality and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health: content comparison of questionnaires measuring mindfulness based on the International Classification of Functioning
    Martin Offenbächer
    Human Science Center, Generation Research Program, University of Munich, Prof Max Lange Platz 11, Bad Tölz, Germany
    Disabil Rehabil 33:2434-45. 2011
    ..To identify and compare the concepts contained in questionnaires measuring mindfulness using the International Classification of Functioning (ICF) as external reference...
  101. pmc Efficacy-mediated effects of spirituality and physical activity on quality of life: a path analysis
    James F Konopack
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 10:57. 2012
    ..In the same vein, spirituality may be a salient quality of life determinant for many individuals.

Research Grants65

  1. DYING, DEATH, AND GRIEF--INTERNET PROJECT
    Sara Knight; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..the user to the program; 2) four core modules on palliative care (palliative care; culture, religion, and spirituality; psychology of death, dying, and grief; ethical and legal considerations in end-of-life decisions); 3) a ..
  2. The Living Well Project: Early Palliative Care and MI for persons with AIDS
    Tammie E Quest; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..ii) Better psychosocial outcomes: Better coping skills, higher perceived social support, higher spirituality, higher levels of self-advocacy, lower proportion who report substance use...
  3. Psychological Effects of Spiritually Integrated Therapy for Infertile Women
    SHIQUINA L ANDREWS; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..While projects investigating the role of spirituality in mental health are growing in momentum, none has combined psychological intervention with infertile women&..
  4. STI/HIV Prevention: Sexual milieu of African American Collage Students
    NAOMI M HALL-BYERS; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..by perceived vulnerability and social norms, and moderated by varying levels of perceived self- efficacy, spirituality/religiosity, and sensation-seeking. The study uses a three-phase, successive mixed-method approach...
  5. Individual Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy in Advanced Cancer Patients
    William Breitbart; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Spirituality and its role in end-of-life care has emerged as a central issue in palliative care...
  6. Polaris Oncology Survivor Transition (POST) System
    ERIN LEE O'HEA; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..of recurrence;and (5) recommendations and referrals for supportive care, including resources to assist with spirituality and financial concerns...
  7. Motivational Interviewing and Culture for Urban Native American Youth (MICUNAY)
    DANIEL LEE DICKERSON; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..whether clinically significant changes in physical, social, emotional, and functional well-being as well as spirituality and cultural identification occur, and (c) if reductions occur, estimate effec sizes for the CWG group and the ..
  8. Behaviors Related to Cancer Risk Among African-American College Students
    Kentya Ford; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..e., depression and stress), religiosity/spirituality, risk perceptions, health literay, peer and familial influences and access to care...
  9. Exploring Cigarette Dependence among African-American Males in Barbershops.
    Alton Hart; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We hypothesize that cultural (e.g. goal-striving stress, spirituality, John Henryism) and gender-related (e.g...
  10. Characterizing Human Exceptional Longevity
    Thomas T Perls; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Innumerable aspects of exceptional longevity are available for study from spirituality, personality, adaptive capacity and functional reserve, to demographic and clinical observations to epigenetic ..
  11. Religious engagement and psychopathology over the lifecourse
    Joanna Maselko; Fiscal Year: 2009
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Our understanding of how religious engagement and spirituality impact an individual's risk of mental health problems over the life-course is still quite limited...
  12. Religious Organizations' Responses to HIV/AIDS
    Magdalena Szaflarski; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Our own research involving a total of nearly 700 patients with HIV/AIDS indicates that spirituality/religion is associated with patients'quality of life, life satisfaction, and depressive symptoms and that ..
  13. Posttraumatic Growth in Breast Cancer Survivors
    Suzanne C Danhauer; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..across two sites completed measures of PTG, cancer- specific and general quality of life (QOL), depression, spirituality, coping, illness intrusiveness, optimism, and positive and negative social support at baseline, 3, 6, 12, and ..
  14. Complementary & Alternative Care Behavior in HIV+ Latinos in the US-Mexico
    MARIA LUISA ZUNIGA DE NUNCIO; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..CAM use (e.g. herbal therapies, alternative healers, and spirituality/religious practices) may be implicated in disparities (e.g. low antiretroviral therapy (ARVs) adherence)...
  15. Treatment Advocacy Intervention for HIV-Postive African Americans
    Laura M Bogart; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..g., discrimination, incarceration, poverty, social support, spirituality, trauma)...
  16. First Bioethics Conference on Cancer Health Disparities Research: Celebrating Sch
    STEPHEN O SODEKE; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Creative methods that are responsive to issues of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and spirituality of research participans as well as those of investigators, are required to understand and resolve relevant ..
  17. Teleconference Group: Breast Cancer In African Americans
    SUE HEINEY; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Mediators (cancer knowledge, fear and isolation) and moderators (spirituality, stigma, fatalism) will be similarly measured...
  18. Discrimination, Substance Use, and Cultural Buffers among AI/AN College Students
    BRENNA GREENFIELD; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..e., participation in traditional activities traditional spirituality, AI/AN identity)...
  19. Examining the role of spiritual and religious processes in adolescents'recovery
    Julie D Yeterian; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..later substance use and mental health outcomes, (2) to examine the psychometric properties of a new measure of spirituality and its ability to predict outcomes, and (3) to use qualitative data to explain and contextualize quantitative ..
  20. Regional Symposia on Minorities, the Medically Underserved &Cancer (2009 - 2014)
    LOVELL ALLAN JONES; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..lifestyles, information technology, patient and public education, patient navigation, population science, spirituality and health, and tobacco prevention, cessation, and advocacy...
  21. Aspects of Religiosity that Influence HIV/AIDS Prevention among Pentecostal Botsw
    Elias Mpofu; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The study will map aspects of religiosity and spirituality in Botswana Pentecostal teenagers that help them maintain and protect their health from HIV/AIDS, and that ..
  22. Faith in Action Research Alliance: Reducing diabetes among Pacific Islanders
    Nia Aitaoto; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..9,10 In spite of numerous recommendations11-18 to incorporate Pacific cultural constructs (including spirituality) into health interventions, to our knowledge, there are no studies in the CNMI or the Pacific that examines the ..
  23. N. American Integrative Medicine Scientific Conference
    David Eisenberg; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The site host for the conference is the University of Minnesota, Center for Spirituality and Healing, a member of CAHCIM...
  24. Parental adherence to CF homecare: research chaplaincy career commitment
    DANIEL HUCK GROSSOEHME; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..While much is known about factors affecting adherence, less is known about the role of other factors, including spirituality. Objectives: The Candidate's long-term goal is to develop an independent research career as an academic ..
  25. Intervention Targeting Substance Using Older Adults with HIV
    Jeffrey T Parsons; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The significance and impact of this project is threefold: 1) the integration of spirituality into addiction treatment has shown great promise for HIV+ adults and older adults, 2) in addition to targeting ..
  26. Religion and Suicidal Behavior Among Black Americans
    Sean Joe; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The proposed research aims to provide a comprehensive examination of whether religious participation and spirituality are correlated with reductions in the risk for serious suicidal behavior (e.g...
  27. Communicating Colorectal Cancer Prevention thru Urban African American Churches
    CRYSTAL Y LUMPKINS; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..2005). Research indicates religion and spirituality as components that should be considered when appealing to individuals about health and making health decisions (..
  28. Effects of energy healing on prostate cancer
    Joan Fox; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..A CAM modality used frequently by cancer patients is spirituality. One modality based on spirituality is energy-healing...
  29. Effects of Acupuncture on Pain,Nausea,Quality of Life
    David Rosenthal; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Acupuncture, massage therapy, Reiki, spirituality programs, mind body techniques, herbal consults and a number of other clinical programs are offered through the ..
  30. Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy in Advanced Cancer
    William Breitbart; Fiscal Year: 2002
    b>Spirituality and its role in end-of-life care has recently emerged as a central issue in palliative care...
  31. Spirituality and Motives for Drinking and Not Drinking
    Thomas Johnson; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The long term goals of this project are to improve understanding of the nature of the relationships between spirituality/religiousness and alcohol use; improve understanding of the importance of motives for not drinking in ..
  32. IDENTIFICATION OF ITEMS FOR HEALTH-RELATED SPIRITUALITY
    Lynda Powell; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..The specific aim is to identify potential items that will be included in a measure of health-related spirituality. Living a spiritual life may be a new protective factor for aging individuals, but documentation of its ..
  33. AA Participation, Spirituality, and Alcohol Outcome
    Gerard Connors; Fiscal Year: 2001
    APPLICANT'S ABSTRACT: Spirituality has been an integral aspect of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) since its founding...
  34. RELIGION, SPIRITUALITY AND DEMENTIA CAREGIVING
    JON STUCKEY; Fiscal Year: 2000
    The study seeks to further the understanding of how religion and spirituality function as adaptation resources through the life course...
  35. A HIGH RISK PROSPECTIVE STUDY OF DRUG USE AND CRIME
    Margaret Ensminger; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..an antecedent and consequence of substance use and its impact on health; the interrelationship of religion and spirituality and drug use across the life course...
  36. Comprehensive Database on Spirituality and Health
    Jeanette Ezzo; Fiscal Year: 2004
    The study of the impact on spirituality and all of its subcomponents on health and well being throughout the life cycle, the aging process, and into the final stages of life is a newly emerging, rapidly growing field...
  37. Challenging Life Events in Older Persons
    TIMOTHY DAALEMAN; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..of Kansas in Lawrence; and a research project to test a theoretical model of the relationship between spirituality and patient conceptualization of death and dying in a population of community-dwelling elders with serious ..
  38. Spirituality and Alcoholism Treatment
    Janice Pringle; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..This study will test the hypothesis that clients with higher scores in various dimensions of spirituality (particularly those categorized as "vertical" dimensions) will report superior retention in and outcome from ..
  39. Religious Commitments and Clinical Engagements
    Farr Curlin; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..national study of physicians'religious characteristics and their approaches to the subject of spirituality in medicine...
  40. Strategies to Reduce Hlth Inequities for America Indians
    Terri Lipman; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..to integrate dominant western health care and traditional wisdom of indigenous people, (4) incorporate spirituality as an inclusive dimension of health, disease and healing, and (5) describe future directions of the health of ..
  41. Spirituality of Children with DMD
    Shelley Rae Pehler; Fiscal Year: 2006
    unreadable] DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This application proposes research to explore the spirituality of an 8 -12 year old child with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy...
  42. Does psycholigocal wellness predict treatment response?
    Arthur Alterman; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..designed to determine whether psychological strengths such as optimism, personal meaning, perceived wellness, spirituality/religiosity, positive mood, or social support are predictive of a more positive response to treatment in 300 ..
  43. PEOPLE AWAKENING PROJECTS: PATHWAYS TO ALASKA NATIVE SOB
    Gerald Mohatt; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..consequences of alcohol for Alaska Natives; (3) define how Alaska Natives conceptualize and utilize their spirituality for their sobriety process; (4) delineate theoretical models based on the experience of Alaska Natives that ..
  44. A Culturally-Tailored Weight Loss Program
    Michael Simon; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Weight loss counseling that incorporates spirituality may be especially relevant to AA women since they are more likely to rely on spiritual influences for support ..
  45. ASSESSMENT OF HOLISTIC HEALTH AND SPIRITUALITY IN ELDERS
    GRACIE BOSWELL; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..This research seeks to know how these concepts of spirituality and religiosity affect the outcomes of physical, psychological, and social dimensions of well-being...
  46. Shonga Ska: Sacred Horse Society Drug Prevention Program
    LESLIE WHITBECK; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The horse has been central to Omaha cultural identity, values, and spirituality for nearly 300 years...
  47. Trajectories of Serious Illness: Patients and Caregivers
    James Tulsky; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..of physical symptoms, functional status, emotional function, quality of life, preparation for death, spirituality, and awareness of dying. 2...
  48. Barriers to Care & Treatment Practices in HIV+ Latinos in US-Mexico Border Region
    MARIA ZUNIGA DE NUNCIO; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Aim 2: To determine specific barriers to HIV care, including manifestations of HIV-related stigma, mobility and spirituality/religiosity among HIV-positive Latinos who reside in Tijuana and San Diego...
  49. Effects of Meditation on Alcohol Use and Recidivism
    G Marlatt; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..of a spiritually-based meditation intervention, and to develop a better understanding of the role of spirituality in promoting change following participation in such an intervention...
  50. Spiritual Needs of Bereaved Parents
    Kathleen Meert; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Aim 2 will develop and validate the Bereaved Parent Spirituality Questionnaire (BPSQ), a scale to measure bereaved parents'spiritual wellbeing...
  51. Risk for HIV Among Middle-age African-American Women
    Caroline Mallory; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..know about HIV and AIDS? What beliefs do middle-age African American women hold with regard to ethnic identity, spirituality, and affective knowing? Do middle-age African American women's beliefs about self-efficacy for condom use ..
  52. Malt Liquor Preference-Pharmacokinetics in Afri-American
    Robert Taylor; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The contribution of factors such as advertising, tobacco use and spirituality in the development of malt liquor preference will also be explored...
  53. Cultural Sensitvity in End-of-life Care
    EILEEN VAN SCHAIK; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..of death and culturally patterned understandings about the role of the family, therapeutic interventions, and spirituality shape the encounter between patients and clinicians...
  54. HIV-infection and Parenting in South African Mothers
    Lisa Armistead; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..and allocation of resources); and 4) personal (maternal psychological functioning, parenting efficacy, and spirituality)...
  55. Chronic stressors and drug abuse in 2 Indian populations
    Janette Beals; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..tribe, SES, and age) and personal resources (coping, self-esteem, external locus of control, social support, spirituality, ethnic identity, and treatment history) will be investigated...
  56. CUSTODIAL GRANDPARENTS AND RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY
    Martha Crowther; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..that Afi'ican American custodial grandparents are very religious and spiritual, and that religiosity and spirituality may serve as coping mechanisms for grandparents who are primary caregivers for their grandchildren...
  57. SPIRITUALITY AND AA PRACTICES--10 YEAR MATCH FOLLOW UP
    J Tonigan; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..In response to the NIAAA and Fetzer Institute RFA on "Studying Spirituality and Alcohol" (AA-00-002), the purpose of this study is to conduct a 10-year follow-up of clients recruited in ..
  58. CHILD CANCER SURVIVORS--SPIRITUAL COPING AND ADJUSTMENT
    CHARMAYNE BOEVING; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..to broaden current conceptualization of the coping and adjustment process in child cancer survivors to include spirituality as an additional predictor of positive health outcomes...
  59. Protective Role of Spirituality in Alcohol and HIV Risk
    Kathy Goggin; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Several of those inquiries have examined the potential protective role that religiosity and spirituality might play...
  60. Determinants of Sexual Behavior in Black Men Over 50
    Christopher Coleman; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Barriers, AIDs Knowledge, Sociodemographics: current relationship status, sexual orientation and Social Norms: spirituality and religion are associated with changes in sexual behaviors in HIV infected African American men 50 years and ..
  61. SUICIDE RISK AND PROTECTIVE FACTORS IN BLACK ADOLESCENTS
    SHERRY MOLOCK; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Particular attention will be paid to the role of religiosity, spirituality, and integration into a faith community as protective factors against suicidal behaviors...
  62. Behavioral Genetic Study of Religiosity and Alcoholism
    JON HABER; Fiscal Year: 2002
    Although religion and spirituality have always been thought to influence a wide range of human experience, the scientific study of this phenomenon has not kept pace with the growing evidence of its relevance to health, medical, and ..
  63. Aged Prisoner Treatment Selection: APTS (dissertation)
    Laura Phillips; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This study also examines potential psychosocial factors (e.g., spirituality/religiousity, quality of life, death attitudes) that may influence treatment selection for [unreadable] ..
  64. CAM RESEARCH CENTER FOR CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES
    Steven Bolling; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Furthermore, the influence of spirituality upon outcomes in patients having coronary artery bypass surgery will be examined, as well as, the impact of the ..
  65. DIFFERENCES BETWEEN AIDS CAREGIVERS
    MARIA GARAY; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..secondary stressor of family conflict, mediator/moderators of formal and informal support, religion/spirituality, coping, and outcomes of depression, anxiety, and health, as specified by the Pearlin model, for gay partner ..