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January 27, 2023

Curr Opin Psychol



Hope and physical health.


Rasmussen HN, England E, Cole BP
Curr Opin Psychol. 2022 Dec 24; 49:101549.
PMID: 36640676.


This article provides a brief overview of the recent research focusing on hope and physical health. The reviewed research is limited to research primarily on hope as conceptualized by Snyder and colleagues [33] and to those studies in which the researchers measured hope using scales based on Hope Theory proposed by Snyder and colleagues. Studies on hope and health behaviors, as well as specific health outcomes such as pain, cancer, and chronic illness are included. Overall findings indicate that hope is plays an important role in health.