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|Title:||The associations between religion, bereavement and depression among Hong Kong nurses||Authors:||Cheung, T
|Issue Date:||2017||Publisher:||BioMed Central||Source:||BMC research notes, 2017, v. 10, 242 How to cite?||Journal:||BMC research notes||Abstract:||Background: This paper is to examine the associations between religion, bereavement and depression among nursing professionals using a cross-sectional survey design. There is little empirical evidence in Asia suggesting that religion may either increase or lower the likelihood of nursing professionals being depressed.
Methods: We analyzed the results of a Mental Health Survey soliciting data from 850 Hong Kong nurses (aged 21-59, 178 males) regarding their mental well-being and associated factors, including participants' socio-economic profile and recent life-events. Multiple linear regression analyses examined associations between religion, bereavement and depression.
Results: Religious faith is weakly associated with lower self-reported depression in bereavement.
Conclusions: Our findings confirm those studies suggesting that religion positively affects mental health and yet healthcare providers have yet to assimilate this insight.
|URI:||http://hdl.handle.net/10397/74563||ISSN:||1756-0500||DOI:||10.1186/s13104-017-2588-7||Rights:||This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.|
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