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Existential intervention in a secular, though multi religious, contexts
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, The Social Sciences of Religion, Psychology of Religions.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5892-1158
2019 (English)In: Spiritiual Care: The State of the Art and International Perspectives, Norway, Bergen, 2019Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Background

Research in the last decades shows that the existential/spiritual dimension accounts for an important part of health-related quality of life (HQoL). Simultaneously, according to the World Values Survey the Nordic region is the most secularised in the world. WHO announced in 2002 a trans-cultural questionnaire (WHOQOL-SRPB) for measuring HQoL including the existential dimension.  This Spirituality, Religiousness and Personal Beliefs facets [SRPB] consist of eight aspects. To meet the needs a model for existential health promotions and preventions was developed. It combines the SRPB aspects, Public health and object relations theory.

Aim

Introducing a non-confessional existential based intervention model for supporting HQoL.

Method

This mixed-methods study includes development and evaluation the model in clinically settings e.g. upper secondary school pupils, healthcare staff, self-help groups, persons on long-time sick leave and suicidal patients. The evaluation follows a classic before and after design with the WHOQOL-SRPB and focus group interviews.

Findings

The preliminary results are promising, overall the participants emphasized the existential aspects as important for their HQoL. The quantitative improvement varies between different groups.

Conclusion

The results show that this model can be used for HQoL intervention and that existential aspects needs to be included in a systematic way.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Norway, Bergen, 2019.
Keywords [en]
Public Health; Existential; Spiritual; Quality of life; WHOQOL-SRPB; Intervention
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Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject
Health Care Research; Psychology of Religion; Social Medicine
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-400639OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-400639DiVA, id: diva2:1382018
Conference
October 18th 2019, Bergen, Norway VID Specialized University, Faculty of Health Studies
Available from: 2019-12-31 Created: 2019-12-31 Last updated: 2019-12-31

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