Working Together with God: Religious Coping and Perceived Discrimination on Hypertension
This study examined the relationships of perceived discrimination and religious coping with hypertension in a sample of Black and White Seventh-day Adventists. Data come from a community-based sample of 6128 White American, 2253 African American and 927 Caribbean American adults (67% women; mean age = 62.9 years). Results indicate lifetime unfair treatment was significantly associated with hypertension regardless of race/ethnicity. Positive religious coping was associated with lower odds of hypertension and did not interact with unfair treatment. Both positive and negative religious coping were indirectly associated with increased hypertension risk through an increase in perceived discrimination.
Teteh, D.K., Lee, J.W., Montgomery, S.B. et al. Working Together with God: Religious Coping, Perceived Discrimination, and Hypertension. J Relig Health 59, 40–58 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-019-00822-w