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dc.contributor.authorLorenz, Louisa
dc.contributor.authorDoherty, Anne M.
dc.contributor.authorCasey, Patricia
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-05T09:47:02Z
dc.date.available2019-09-05T09:47:02Z
dc.date.issued2019-04-08
dc.identifier.citationLorenz, L., Doherty, A., & Casey, P. (2019). The Role of Religion in Buffering the Impact of Stressful Life Events on Depressive Symptoms in Patients with Depressive Episodes or Adjustment Disorder. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(7), 1238. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16071238en_IE
dc.identifier.issn1660-4601
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/15399
dc.description.abstractMost studies into the role of religiousness in relation to depression severity have mainly found an inverse relationship between greater religiousness and lower levels of depressive symptoms. There is reason to assume that religiousness has a buffering effect on the relationship between stressful life events and depressive symptoms. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of religiousness in moderating the impact of stressors on depressive symptoms. n = 348 patients with either a depressive episode or adjustment disorder were assessed at referral to the liaison psychiatry services in three Dublin hospitals and n = 132 patients were followed up six months later. We assessed depressive symptoms, life events, social support, and religiosity, and used hierarchical and multiple linear regression for data analysis. The interaction of organised religious activity and the amount of life events was significant (ß = -0.19, p = 0.001) in the cross-sectional prediction of depressive symptoms while non-organised religious activity (ß = -0.23, p = 0.001) and intrinsic religiousness (ß = -0.15, p = 0.033) interacted significantly with life events in the longitudinal analysis. This study demonstrated that various dimensions of religiousness buffered the impact of life events on outcome.en_IE
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dc.publisherMDPIen_IE
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Healthen
dc.subjectreligiousnessen_IE
dc.subjectorganised religious practiceen_IE
dc.subjectnon-organised religious practiceen_IE
dc.subjectintrinsic religiousnessen_IE
dc.subjectsocial supporten_IE
dc.titleThe role of religion in buffering the impact of stressful life events on depressive symptoms in patients with depressive episodes or adjustment disorder.en_IE
dc.typeArticleen_IE
dc.date.updated2019-08-26T12:52:22Z
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph16071238
dc.local.publishedsourcehttp://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16071238en_IE
dc.description.peer-reviewedpeer-reviewed
dc.internal.rssid17398978
dc.local.contactAnne Doherty, School Of Medicine, Nui Galway. Email: anne.doherty@nuigalway.ie
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