Religiosity and Physician Lifestyle from a Family Health Strategy.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sens, GR; Abdala, GA; Meira, MDD; Bueno, S; Koenig, HG

Published Date

  • April 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 58 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 628 - 638

PubMed ID

  • 29681006

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-6571

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s10943-018-0619-x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States