Religion and prevention of illness in later life


Journal Article

Research findings indicate that traditional Judeo–Christian beliefs and behaviors may be related to adjustment and well–being in later life. This has prompted some investigators to hypothesize that such effects on mental health might further influence both physical health and healthcare utilization. This paper reviews research that has examined the relationship between religion and health in later life, synthesizes the results from a wide range of studies, and discusses the preventive implications of this work. © 1991 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Koenig, HG

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 69 - 89

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0270-3114

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1300/J293v10n01_05

Citation Source

  • Scopus