An empirical investigation of the relationship between spirituality, coping, and emotional distress in people living with HIV infection and AIDS.


Journal Article

Evaluates levels of psychological distress, coping mechanisms, and their relationship with the religious beliefs and spiritual practices of people (N=65) living with HIV and AIDS. Results of the research indicate a strong relationship for spiritual dimensions with mental health, psychological adjustment, and coping. Concludes that a blending of spiritual traditions and mental health approaches are needed to facilitate the coping of people living with HIV and AIDS.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Somlai, AM; Kelly, JA; Kalichman, SC; Mulry, G; Sikkema, KJ; McAuliffe, T; Multhauf, K; Davantes, B

Published Date

  • January 1, 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 50 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 181 - 191

PubMed ID

  • 10158099

Pubmed Central ID

  • 10158099

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-3409

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/002234099605000206


  • eng