Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 19, issue 1, P193-199 2008 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2008.0020 View full text
Melvin E. Gonnerman, Gene M. Lutz, Michele. Yehieli, Bruce K. Meisinger

Abstract: The roles religious and health promoting behaviors may play in bolstering positive physical and emotional health were assessed using structured, face-to-face interviews conducted using a non-random community sample of 105 adult African American, Protestant Christians in a small city in a rural state in the Midwest. The interview measured health promotion, health locus of control beliefs, emotional health, physical health, religious practices, and demographics. Health promotion, church attendance, or both were …

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