Religiosity, Religious Coping and Distress Among Outpatients with Psychosis in Singapore

Cetty, Laxman, Jeyagurunathan, Anitha, Roystonn, Kumarasan, Devi, Fiona, Abdin, Edimansyah, Tang, Charmaine, Verma, Swapna, Chong, Siow Ann, Ramsay, Jonathan, and Subramaniam, Mythily (2022) Religiosity, Religious Coping and Distress Among Outpatients with Psychosis in Singapore. Journal of Religion and Health, 61. pp. 3677-3697.

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This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of religious coping and explore the association between religious coping, religiosity, and distress symptoms amongst 364 outpatients diagnosed with psychosis in Singapore. Positive and Negative Religious Coping (PRC and NRC), religiosity (measuring the constructs of Organised Religious Activity (ORA), Non-Organised Religious Activity (NORA), and Intrinsic Religiosity (IR)) and severity of distress symptoms (depression, anxiety and stress) were self-reported by the participants. The majority of participants (68.9%) reported religion to be important in coping with their illness. Additionally, multiple linear regression analyses found that NRC was significantly associated with higher symptoms of distress. In contrast, ORA was significantly associated with lower anxiety symptom scores. Overall, the study indicates the importance of religion in coping with psychosis and the potential value in incorporating religious interventions in mental health care.

Item ID: 75354
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1573-6571
Keywords: Religious coping, Religiosity, Spirituality, Psychosis, Singapore
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Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2022 01:46
FoR Codes: 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4203 Health services and systems > 420313 Mental health services @ 33%
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52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5205 Social and personality psychology > 520504 Psychology of religion @ 33%
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