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Religion and hypertension: testing alternative explanations among immigrants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9850806     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A number of researchers have found that religious commitment has a salutary effect on blood pressure levels. Levin and Vanderpool's review of several of these studies led them to offer some methodological, epistemological, and conceptual criticisms of this body of literature, and they advanced various hypotheses offering possible alternative explanations for the putative salutary effect of religion on blood pressure. In this article, the effect of religious commitment on hypertension among a sample of immigrants is examined with these hypotheses and criticisms in mind. Even when the majority of Levin and Vanderpool's criticisms are addressed, the religion effect remains.
Authors:
A Walsh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Behavioral medicine (Washington, D.C.)     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0896-4289     ISO Abbreviation:  Behav Med     Publication Date:  1998  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-03-16     Completed Date:  1999-03-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804264     Medline TA:  Behav Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  122-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Criminal Justice, Boise State University, Idaho, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Acculturation
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Emigration and Immigration*
Female
Humans
Hypertension / psychology*
Male
Middle Aged
Religion and Medicine*
Religion and Psychology*
Social Support

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