Religiosity as a protective or prognostic factor of depression in later life ; results from a community survey in The Netherlands.
This study examines the impact of religiosity on the incidence and course of depressive syndromes in a community-based sample of elderly people in The Netherlands (n=177).
The course of depression was assessed in five waves of measurements, covering a period of 1 year.
Religiosity was defined as salience of religion compared to the salience of other aspects of life.
Religious salience was not associated with incidence of depression, but showed a relatively strong association with improvement of depression among the respondents who were depressed at the first measurement.
This association was most prominent among subjects with poor physical health.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etat dépressif, Trouble humeur, Facteur risque, Religion, Croyance, Attitude, Incidence, Epidémiologie, Pays Bas, Europe, Vieillard, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Depression, Mood disorder, Risk factor, Religion, Belief, Attitude, Incidence, Epidemiology, Netherlands, Europe, Elderly, Human
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Cote : 97-0435639
Code Inist : 002B18C07A. Création : 19/12/1997.