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J Relig Health. 2014 Jun;53(3):637-53. doi: 10.1007/s10943-012-9657-y.

Spiritual well-being among HIV-infected adolescents and their families.

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Center for Translational Research, Children's Research Institute, Children's National Medical Center, Room M7658, 111 Michigan Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC, 20010-2970, USA, mlyon@cnmc.org.

Abstract

Congruence in spirituality between HIV+ adolescent (n = 40)/family (n = 40) dyads and psychological adjustment and quality of life were assessed, using the Spiritual Well-Being Scale of the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy, Beck Depression Inventory-II, Beck Anxiety Inventory and Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory at baseline and 3-month post-intervention. Adolescents were 60 % female and 92 % African American. Congruence in spirituality between adolescent/surrogate dyads remained unchanged at 3 months. High congruence existed for "having a reason for living"; rejection of "life lacks meaning/purpose" and "HIV is a punishment from God." Adolescents were less likely to forgive the harm others caused them than their families.

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23104266
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PMC3568454
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10.1007/s10943-012-9657-y
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