Religious belief, depression, and ambulation status in elderly women with broken hips

Peter Pressman, John S. Lyons, David B. Larson, James J. Strain

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Abstract

The authors studied the relationship between religious belief and psychiatric and medical status in 30 elderly women recovering from the surgical repair of broken hips. Religious belief was associated with lower levels of depressive symptoms and better ambulation status.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)758-760
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Volume147
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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