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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150534
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Addressing the Myths of Religious Coping in Persons with Mental Illness
Abstract:
Addressing the Myths of Religious Coping in Persons with Mental Illness
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Goertz, Sherry, PhD, CNS-PMH, BC, CNE
P.I. Institution Name:The Pennsylvania State University
Title:Nursing Instructor
Co-Authors:Meg Johantgen, RN, PhD
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: Religion, which includes components of religiousness and spirituality, is an important dimension of coping for many people. However, the breadth and depth of religious coping in relationship to health is not well understood. While aspects of RC seem to be used by persons with mental illness, few studies have been conducted among this group. This study described the prevalence and correlates of RC in US adults, comparing those who have experienced psychiatric disorders with those who have not. Methods: A secondary data analysis was conducted of the National Co-Morbidity Survey Replication (NCSR; Kessler & Merikangas, 2003), an extensive investigation of the prevalence and correlates of psychiatric disorders in the United States. The study's probability sample consisted of 4818 adults. Principal components of 5 items were analyzed to construct weighted scores as a Measure of Religious Coping (MeRC). Regression analyses through complex samples general linear model provided descriptive correlational findings comparing respondents who have had specific psychiatric disorders (mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance disorders & impulse control disorders) with those who have not. Results: The influential demographic correlates of RC were gender, race, age, education, and region of the country which showed moderate effects and explained over 11% of the variance. Significant differences in RC were confirmed from this nationally representative data in a few of the diagnostic categories (i.e. intermittent explosive disorder, oppositional defiance disorder, conduct disorder, nicotine dependence, alcohol abuse and social phobia) after controlling for influential demographics, yet the effect sizes were small. Conclusion: Overall, there was a high prevalence of RC in US adults but having had a mental illness did not have much influence. The study provided evidence that many persons who have experienced psychiatric disorder use RC in ways similar to people who have not.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAddressing the Myths of Religious Coping in Persons with Mental Illnessen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150534-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Addressing the Myths of Religious Coping in Persons with Mental Illness</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Goertz, Sherry, PhD, CNS-PMH, BC, CNE</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The Pennsylvania State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nursing Instructor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sxb30@psu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Meg Johantgen, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: Religion, which includes components of religiousness and spirituality, is an important dimension of coping for many people. However, the breadth and depth of religious coping in relationship to health is not well understood. While aspects of RC seem to be used by persons with mental illness, few studies have been conducted among this group. This study described the prevalence and correlates of RC in US adults, comparing those who have experienced psychiatric disorders with those who have not. Methods: A secondary data analysis was conducted of the National Co-Morbidity Survey Replication (NCSR; Kessler &amp; Merikangas, 2003), an extensive investigation of the prevalence and correlates of psychiatric disorders in the United States. The study's probability sample consisted of 4818 adults. Principal components of 5 items were analyzed to construct weighted scores as a Measure of Religious Coping (MeRC). Regression analyses through complex samples general linear model provided descriptive correlational findings comparing respondents who have had specific psychiatric disorders (mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance disorders &amp; impulse control disorders) with those who have not. Results: The influential demographic correlates of RC were gender, race, age, education, and region of the country which showed moderate effects and explained over 11% of the variance. Significant differences in RC were confirmed from this nationally representative data in a few of the diagnostic categories (i.e. intermittent explosive disorder, oppositional defiance disorder, conduct disorder, nicotine dependence, alcohol abuse and social phobia) after controlling for influential demographics, yet the effect sizes were small. Conclusion: Overall, there was a high prevalence of RC in US adults but having had a mental illness did not have much influence. The study provided evidence that many persons who have experienced psychiatric disorder use RC in ways similar to people who have not.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:35:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:35:46Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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