Spirituality and Optimism: A Holistic Approach to Component-Based, Self-management Treatment for HIV

For people living with HIV (PLWH), spirituality and optimism have a positive influence on their health, can slow HIV disease progression, and can improve quality of life. Our aim was to describe longitudinal changes in spirituality and optimism after participation in the SystemCHANGE™-HIV interventi...

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Published in:Journal of religion and health
Main Authors: Brown, Jordan (Author); Hanson, Jan E. (Author); Schmotzer, Brian (Author); Webel, Allison R. (Author)
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: [2014]
In:Journal of religion and health
Year: 2014, Volume: 53, Issue: 5, Pages: 1317-1328
Further subjects:B Spirituality
B Self-management
B Existentialism
B Optimism
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Summary:For people living with HIV (PLWH), spirituality and optimism have a positive influence on their health, can slow HIV disease progression, and can improve quality of life. Our aim was to describe longitudinal changes in spirituality and optimism after participation in the SystemCHANGE™-HIV intervention. Upon completion of the intervention, participants experienced an 11.5 point increase in overall spiritual well-being (p = 0.036), a 6.3 point increase in religious well-being (p = 0.030), a 4.8 point increase in existential well-being (p = 0.125), and a 0.8 point increase in total optimism (p = 0.268) relative to controls. Our data suggest a group-based self-management intervention increases spiritual well-being in PLWH.
ISSN:1573-6571
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1007/s10943-013-9722-1