Religiosity and Religious Coping in Patients with COPD: A Cross-Sectional Comparison Between Brazil and the Netherlands and Associations with Physical and Psychological Health

R. Mesquita*, G.P.F. da Silva, F.A.B. do Nascimento, M.A. Holanda, D.G.B. Mont'Alverne, P.V.D. Junior, D.J.A. Janssen, E.D.B. Pereira

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This study aimed to compare religiosity and religious coping (RC) between Brazilian and Dutch patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and to examine associations with physical and psychological health. Religiosity, RC, and physical and psychological health were cross-sectionally assessed in 161 patients with COPD (74 from Brazil and 87 from the Netherlands). Brazilian participants showed the greatest religiosity (p < 0.05), and weak correlations were observed between religiosity/RC and exercise capacity and quality of life (p < 0.05 for all analyses). Brazilian patients with COPD had higher religiosity than Dutch patients, and religiosity correlated with functional exercise capacity and quality of life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4039-4050
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Religion & Health
Issue number5
Early online date21 Jul 2021
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2022


  • Pulmonary disease
  • Chronic obstructive
  • Outcome assessment (health care)
  • Religion
  • Religiosity
  • Spirituality
  • Cross-sectional studies
  • LIFE

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