Health Behavior in Religious Communities

  • Paul N. Duckro
  • Philip Magaletta
  • Ann Wolf


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.


Health Behavior Religious Community Religious Commitment Religious Life Preventive Health Care 
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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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