A study by R. J. Contrada et al. (2004) suggested that religious involvement affects recovery from coronary artery bypass graft surgery. This finding makes a significant contribution to the growing literature on the role of religion in health and illness, yet it is unlikely to have a comparable impact on coronary artery bypass graft surgery research. Why? What determines the importance of psychosocial predictors of medical outcomes? How can health psychologists increase the impact of biopsychosocial research?
- Behavioral research
- Coronary artery bypass/complications
- Epidemiologic research design
- Length of stay
- Religion and medicine