Intrinsic religiosity, resilience, quality of life, and suicide risk in depressed inpatients
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between intrinsic religiosity and resilience in depressed inpatients. A prospective sample of 143 depressed patients admitted to a hospital in South Brazil was assessed within 72 hours of admission and 48 hours following discharge. Assessments included religiosity, social support, quality of life, and resilience using the Resilience Scale.
They found that patients with high intrinsic religiosity had significantly higher resilience scores than those with low intrinsic religiosity (133.2 and 104.7 respectively). A linear regression model found an association between resilience and intrinsic religiosity (r=0.19, p<0.000). Intrinsic religiosity was statistically associated with resilience, controlling for social support, education, depression at discharge, and days spent in the psychiatric unit.
Mosqueiro BP, da Rocha NS, de Almeida Fleck MP. (2015) Intrinsic religiosity, resilience, quality of life, and suicide risk in depressed inpatients. Journal of Affective Disorders 179: 128-33. http://www.amebrasil.org.br/2015/sites/default/files/1-s2.0-S0165032715001524-main.pdf