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|Other Titles:||The Relationship between Level of Religious Belief and Depression in Aborigines of Pingtung County|
Department of Health Promotion and Health Education National Taiwan Normal University
Physical, psychological, and spiritual health usually are combined as a term in our culture. However, the relationship between psychological and spiritual are rarely discussed, compared to physical-psychological health. Accordingly, the study filled the knowledge gap aimed to explore: 1. The differences of depressive symptoms among various socio-demographic participants; and 2. The relationship between religious beliefs and depression in Aboriginal residents. The participants (aged 45 and above, N =161) were obtained from Aborigines in Pingtung County by purposive sampling design. We used religious level (self-developed) and geriatric depression questionnaire as measurement tools in the study. The data were analyzed by ANOVA and logistic regression, and the findings revealed: 1. The depressive symptoms were different among various ages; and 2. Increasing one unit level of religious beliefs reduced depression by 23.70 percents. The study findings showed the link between level of religious beliefs and depression is strong, which may be adopted as one way of solution for depression prevention.
|Appears in Collections:||健康促進與衛生教育學報|
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