Special Issue "Measures of Spirituality/Religiosity—Description of Concepts and Validation of Instruments"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2016)
Prof. Dr. Arndt Büssing
Institute for Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Health, Witten/Herdecke University, Germany
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Interests: mind-body medicine approaches; spirituality and health; quality of life; coping; questionnaire development; intergrative medicine; clinical studies; health service research
This Special Issue focuses on the description of concepts and the validation of new or already established questionnaires to measure specific aspects of spirituality/religiosity and related topics. Additionally, cultural adaptations and short-forms of such instruments are welcomed, particularly welcome are their application in different cultural contexts.
Prof. Dr. Arndt Büssing
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Religions 2011, 2(1), 29-50
Spiritual Well-Being as a Component of Health-Related Quality of Life: The Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy—Spiritual Well-Being Scale (FACIT-Sp) by Jason M. Bredle, John M. Salsman, Scott M. Debb, Benjamin J. Arnold and David Cella
Religions 2011, 2(1), 77-94
Spirituality as a Resource to Rely on in Chronic Illness: The SpREUK Questionnaire by Arndt Büssing Religions 2010, 1(1), 9-17; doi:10.3390/rel1010009
- short forms