Health Behavior in Religious Communities

  • Paul N. Duckro
  • Philip Magaletta
  • Ann Wolf

Abstract

The focus of this chapter is health behavior, as defined for this Handbook, among members of religious communities. Relevant literature was culled from the domain of empirical psychology and medicine and from the discursive writings of theologians and leaders of religious communities. Topics include both ideal and actual practice of health behavior, as well as the effects of such behaviors on health status.

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Cholesterol Obesity Depression Insurance Coverage Amid 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul N. Duckro
    • 1
  • Philip Magaletta
    • 1
  • Ann Wolf
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Community and Family Medicine, School of MedicineSt. Louis University Health Sciences CenterSt. LouisUSA

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