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The Feasibility of a Spirituality-Based Wellness Program on Stress Reduction and Health Behavior Change


Abstract Introduction: Several faith-based or faith-placed programs have focused on the physical dimension of wellness in efforts to improve health by increasing physical activity and improving diet behaviors. However, these programs were not designed to intervene on the mental dimension of wellness which is critical for stress reduction and health behavior change. Purpose: To evaluate the feasibility of a spirituality-based stress reduction and health behavior change intervention using the Spiritual Framework of Coping (SFC) model. Methods: This study was a quasi-experimental one group pretest posttest design. The study was a total of eight weeks conducted at a non-denominational Christian church. Participants were recruited from the church through... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Walker, Jenelle (Author) / Swan, Pamela (Advisor) / Ainsworth, Barbara (Committee member) / Chisum, Jack (Committee member) / Fleury, Julie (Committee member) / Hooker, Steven (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Health sciences / Health education / exercise / spirituality / stress / well-being / wellness
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 150 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Exercise and Wellness 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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