KERKELIJKE GEZINDTE EN DEPRESSIEVE SYMPTOMEN BIJ OUDEREN

Translated title of the contribution: Religious denomination and depressive symptoms among elderly persons

A. W. Braam*, A. T.F. Beekman, D. J.H. Deeg, W. Van Tilburg

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Abstract

Among elderly in the community of Sassenheim (The Netherlands) is examined whether protestants suffer more depressive symptoms than Roman Catholics and non-church members. Taken into account are salience of religion among the chronic diseased and, in a second sample, a measure of traditionality of belief-contents (orthodoxy). Concluded is that a depressogenic effect of protestantism can be detected among those elderly who do not consider religion to be salient and who disagree with a traditional content of belief.

Translated title of the contributionReligious denomination and depressive symptoms among elderly persons
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)325-330
Number of pages6
JournalTijdschrift voor Psychiatrie
Volume38
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1996

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