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21.04.2018 | Original Paper

Religiosity and Physician Lifestyle from a Family Health Strategy

Zeitschrift:
Journal of Religion and Health
Autoren:
Guilherme Ramos Sens, Gina Andrade Abdala, Maria Dyrce Dias Meira, Silvana Bueno, Harold G. Koenig

Abstract

This study examines the association between religiosity and physician lifestyle from a Family Health Strategy perspective. This is a cross-sectional study with 30 physicians, who completed the religiosity and lifestyle questionnaires. Among the participants, 70% (n = 21) had no “focus” on spirituality and health. The average total lifestyle score was 74.1 (SD = 8.1), but the “Physical Activity” subscale score was below average (3.4, SD = 2.37). We found eight significant correlations between religiosity and lifestyle subscales (p < 0.05). Greater religious involvement is associated with better overall and specific areas of physician lifestyle.

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