Religious belief, depression, and ambulation status in elderly women with broken hips

Am J Psychiatry. 1990 Jun;147(6):758-60. doi: 10.1176/ajp.147.6.758.


The authors studied the relationship between religious belief and psychiatric and medical status in 30 elderly women recovering from the surgical repair of broken hips. Religious belief was associated with lower levels of depressive symptoms and better ambulation status.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Depression / epidemiology
  • Depression / psychology*
  • Female
  • Fracture Fixation / rehabilitation*
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Hip Fractures / psychology*
  • Hip Fractures / surgery
  • Humans
  • Locomotion*
  • Postoperative Period
  • Religion and Medicine*