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Validation of the Duke University Religion Index (DUREL) in Portuguese Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy.

Authors
  • Martins, Helga1
  • Caldeira, Sílvia2
  • Domingues, Tiago Dias3
  • Vieira, Margarida4
  • Koenig, Harold G5, 6
  • 1 Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Health, Institute of Health Sciences, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Palma de Cima, 1649-023, Lisbon, Portugal. , (Portugal)
  • 2 Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Health, Institute of Health Sciences, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Palma de Cima, 1649-023, Lisbon, Portugal. [email protected] , (Portugal)
  • 3 Centre of Statistics and Its Applications - CEAUL, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal. , (Portugal)
  • 4 Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Health, Institute of Health Sciences, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Rua de Diogo Botelho 1327, 4169-005, Oporto, Portugal. , (Portugal)
  • 5 Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA.
  • 6 Department of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. , (Saudi Arabia)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Religion and Health
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2021
Volume
60
Issue
5
Pages
3562–3575
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s10943-020-01143-z
PMID: 33415599
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Religion is one of the strategies used to cope with life stressful events, particularly in cancer patients. This study aimed to translate, adapt and validate the 5-item Duke University Religion Index (DUREL) into European Portuguese. This is a cross-sectional study in a sample of cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. Data were collected in July-October 2018, and the study was approved by the ethics committee of the institution. A sample of 150 participants was included (64.7% female and 35.3% male), aged 35-83 years, and mainly Catholic (86.7%). Participants who were females, older, had lower education and from evangelical religious traditions scored higher on the total score. The Cronbach's alpha was 0.89. Factor analysis revealed a one-factor solution. Convergent validity was achieved between DUREL and BIAC (r = 0.78; p < 0.01). The DUREL European Portuguese version is a valid and reliable tool for measuring religious commitment in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. © 2021. Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature.

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