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Spiritual well-being, intrinsic religiosity, and suicidal behavior in predominantly Catholic Croatian war veterans with chronic posttraumatic stress disorder: a case control study.
J Nerv Ment Dis. 2008 Jan; 196(1):79-83.JN

Abstract

We investigated relationships between spiritual well-being (SWB), intrinsic religiosity (IR), and suicidal behavior in 45 Croatian war veterans with chronic posttraumatic stress disorder and 32 healthy volunteers. Compared with the volunteers, the veterans had significantly lower SWB scores (p = 0.000) and existential well-being (EWB) scores (p = 0.000). Scores on the religious well-being (RWB) subscale (p = 0.108) and the IR scale did not differ significantly between the groups (p = 0.803). Veterans' suicidality inversely correlated with SWB (p = 0.000), EWB (p = 0.000), RWB (p = 0.026), and IR (p = 0.041), with the association being stronger for the EWB subscale than for the RWB subscale. Veterans who had attempted suicide at least once in their lifetime had significantly higher Suicidal Assessment Scale scores and lower EWB scores than veterans who never attempted suicide. Low EWB scores may imply an increased risk of suicidality. Some religious activities were more frequent among the veterans than among the healthy volunteers, possibly reflecting the veterans' increased help-seeking behavior due to poor EWB.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Psychiatry Department, General Hospital Virovitica, Virovitica, Croatia. saneanadj@yahoo.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18195647

Citation

Nad, Sanea, et al. "Spiritual Well-being, Intrinsic Religiosity, and Suicidal Behavior in Predominantly Catholic Croatian War Veterans With Chronic Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: a Case Control Study." The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, vol. 196, no. 1, 2008, pp. 79-83.
Nad S, Marcinko D, Vuksan-Aeusa B, et al. Spiritual well-being, intrinsic religiosity, and suicidal behavior in predominantly Catholic Croatian war veterans with chronic posttraumatic stress disorder: a case control study. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2008;196(1):79-83.
Nad, S., Marcinko, D., Vuksan-Aeusa, B., Jakovljević, M., & Jakovljevic, G. (2008). Spiritual well-being, intrinsic religiosity, and suicidal behavior in predominantly Catholic Croatian war veterans with chronic posttraumatic stress disorder: a case control study. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 196(1), 79-83. https://doi.org/10.1097/NMD.0b013e31815faa5f
Nad S, et al. Spiritual Well-being, Intrinsic Religiosity, and Suicidal Behavior in Predominantly Catholic Croatian War Veterans With Chronic Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: a Case Control Study. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2008;196(1):79-83. PubMed PMID: 18195647.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Spiritual well-being, intrinsic religiosity, and suicidal behavior in predominantly Catholic Croatian war veterans with chronic posttraumatic stress disorder: a case control study. AU - Nad,Sanea, AU - Marcinko,Darko, AU - Vuksan-Aeusa,Bjanka, AU - Jakovljević,Miro, AU - Jakovljevic,Gordana, PY - 2008/1/16/pubmed PY - 2008/1/30/medline PY - 2008/1/16/entrez SP - 79 EP - 83 JF - The Journal of nervous and mental disease JO - J Nerv Ment Dis VL - 196 IS - 1 N2 - We investigated relationships between spiritual well-being (SWB), intrinsic religiosity (IR), and suicidal behavior in 45 Croatian war veterans with chronic posttraumatic stress disorder and 32 healthy volunteers. Compared with the volunteers, the veterans had significantly lower SWB scores (p = 0.000) and existential well-being (EWB) scores (p = 0.000). Scores on the religious well-being (RWB) subscale (p = 0.108) and the IR scale did not differ significantly between the groups (p = 0.803). Veterans' suicidality inversely correlated with SWB (p = 0.000), EWB (p = 0.000), RWB (p = 0.026), and IR (p = 0.041), with the association being stronger for the EWB subscale than for the RWB subscale. Veterans who had attempted suicide at least once in their lifetime had significantly higher Suicidal Assessment Scale scores and lower EWB scores than veterans who never attempted suicide. Low EWB scores may imply an increased risk of suicidality. Some religious activities were more frequent among the veterans than among the healthy volunteers, possibly reflecting the veterans' increased help-seeking behavior due to poor EWB. SN - 1539-736X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18195647/Spiritual_well_being_intrinsic_religiosity_and_suicidal_behavior_in_predominantly_Catholic_Croatian_war_veterans_with_chronic_posttraumatic_stress_disorder:_a_case_control_study_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1097/NMD.0b013e31815faa5f DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -