Parents’ religious/spiritual beliefs, practices, changes and needs after pregnancy or neonatal loss: a Danish cross-sectional study

Mette Vingborg Eklund, Christina Lange Prinds, Sofie Mørk, Maiken Damm, Søren Møller, Dorte Hvidtjørn

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This study describes religious/spiritual beliefs, practices, changes, and needs among parents bereaved by pregnancy or neonatal loss, and assess gender differences in religiosity/spiritu- ality, in this population. A cross-sectional study using data from the Danish cohort Life After the Loss was conducted. Data were gathered from a questionnaire survey collected between January 2016 and December 2019. Among 713 respondents, several answered in the affirmative to items related to religious/spiritual beliefs and practices. Some experienced changes in religious/spiritual beliefs and practices, and some wished to talk to someone about these questions. Women reported higher levels of religiosity/spirituality than men.
TidsskriftDeath Studies
Sider (fra-til)1-11
Antal sider11
StatusUdgivet - 22 sep. 2020