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Religiosity and Religious Coping in Patients with COPD: A Cross-Sectional Comparison Between Brazil and the Netherlands and Associations with Physical and Psychological Health

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This study aimed to compare religiosity and religious coping (RC) between Brazilian and Dutch patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and to examine associations with physical and psychological health. Religiosity, RC, and physical and psychological health were cross-sectionally assessed in 161 patients with COPD (74 from Brazil and 87 from the Netherlands). Brazilian participants showed the greatest religiosity (p < 0.05), and weak correlations were observed between religiosity/RC and exercise capacity and quality of life (p < 0.05 for all analyses). Brazilian patients with COPD had higher religiosity than Dutch patients, and religiosity correlated with functional exercise capacity and quality of life.

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RM helped in conceptualisation, methodology, formal analysis, investigation, writing—original draft. GPFS contributed to conceptualisation, methodology, investigation, writing—original draft, writing—review & editing. FABN helped in conceptualisation, methodology, investigation, writing—review & editing. MAH and DGBM helped in conceptualisation, methodology, writing—review & editing. PVO was involved in formal analysis, writing—original draft, writing—review & editing. DJAJ and EDBP helped in conceptualisation, methodology, formal analysis, writing—review & editing.

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Mesquita, R., da Silva, G.P.F., do Nascimento, F.A.B. et al. Religiosity and Religious Coping in Patients with COPD: A Cross-Sectional Comparison Between Brazil and the Netherlands and Associations with Physical and Psychological Health. J Relig Health (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-021-01341-3

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Keywords

  • Pulmonary disease
  • Chronic obstructive
  • Outcome assessment (health care)
  • Religion
  • Religiosity
  • Spirituality
  • Cross-sectional studies