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Table 4 Pearson correlation between SpREUK sub-scales and SpR practice1

From: Role of religion and spirituality in medical patients: Confirmatory results with the SpREUK questionnaire

  Search Meaning Message Disease Trust Guidance Support External Support Internal
SpREUK-P engagement scores      
conventional religious practice .577 ** .424 ** .642 ** .691 ** .624**
nature-oriented practice .247 ** .246 ** .266 * .358 ** .334 **
existentialistic practice .437 ** .530 ** .411 ** .479 ** .439 **
unconventional spiritual practice .498 ** .459 ** .223 * .506 ** .431 **
humanistic practice .362 ** .306 ** .241 ** .381 ** .327 **
Selected SpREUK-P items      
praying .432 ** .348 ** .670 ** .528 ** .516 **
church attendance .290 ** .145 .473 ** .425 ** .324 **
meditation .452 ** .378 ** .137 .421 ** .374 **
make an effort for others .160 .167 -.077 .065 -.006
  1. 1engagement in SpR practice was measured with an additional manual of the SpREUK questionnaire, the SpREUK-P manual (Büssing et al., 2005).
  2. Bivariate correlations are statistically significant with ** p < 0.01; * p < 0.05 (2-tailed significance)