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J Relig Health. 2016 Oct;55(5):1786-99. doi: 10.1007/s10943-016-0264-1.

Physical Health Screenings Among African-American Church and Community Members.

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1
Department of Psychology, Stetson University, 421 N. Woodland Blvd Unit 8281, DeLand, FL, 32723, USA. ewmoore@stetson.edu.
2
School of Medicine, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, USA.
3
Department of Psychology, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, USA.

Abstract

This study sought to identify characteristics, including religiosity, related to having received health screenings among persons who attend African-American churches or receive church-based community outreach services. A sample of 602 was recruited during two phases as part of a larger project. Blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood glucose screenings were the most frequently reported screenings ever and in the last 12 months. Although religiosity was significantly related to several of the health screenings in bivariate analysis, it is not a predictor of health screenings in multivariate analyses. Innovative strategies are needed to promote screenings such as church-based health fairs.

KEYWORDS:

African-Americans; Church; Health screenings

PMID:
27272330
DOI:
10.1007/s10943-016-0264-1
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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