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University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture has in 2011 established the Center on Salutogenesis. We are today responsible for the a the website We are running a systematic and analytical research synthesis on salutogenic research 1992-up to date. The website is a continuation of a former one located in Helsinki, Finland. The new website is now in Swedish and in English.

We continuously update the sites including the database (only in English). However, to build up and keep it  updated is time consuming. Therefore we invite authors of scientific papers published in peer reviewed journals to join us in this task. Please fill in a review protocol (in English) of your study in line with the presented model. Please send your review protocol to the Responsible Editor of the website, Monica Eriksson. We will thereafter put the information into the Database. This is a possibility for Authors to spread their findings to all of us interested in the field of salutogenesis. Thank you for your cooperation!


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Bio-psychosocial determinants of cardiovascular disease in a rural population on Crete, Greece: formulating a hypothesis and designing the SPILI-III study

Inhabitants of Spili, rural Crete originally examined 1988
Cohort study, 20-year follow-up, Interviews

Chi-square-test, Cox PH models, Mann-Whitney non-parametric, Mean values, Standard deviation, Student’s t-test
To investigate if dynamic psycho-social determinants, including social coherence of the local community, religiosity and spirituality, are protective against the development of coronary heart disease in a well-defined population.
SOC Scale
Statistical data
Other measures:
Medical assessment, dietary patterns (MedDietScore), activity levels (International Physical Activity Questionnaire), smoking, alcohol habits, Royal Free Interview for Spiritual and Religious Beliefs, Beck Depression Inventory-I, Socioeconomic background
Main result
The study has not been conducted yet.
Recognised limitations:
Small population size, time related loss with regard to follow-up, scenarios, such as the presence of other confounding factors due to genetic patterns within the study population and the beneficial effects of Christian Orthodox fasting on serum lipids and obesity can not be rejected or adopted.
Inserted: 13.12.2010 14:10:05
Updated: 27.06.2013 10:17:31