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The Effect of Religious Intervention Using Prayer for Quality of Life and Psychological Status of Patients with Permanent Pacemaker

  • Ebrahim Naimi
  • Owrang Eilami
  • Amin Babuei
  • Karim Rezaei
  • Moslem Moslemirad
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Abstract

The development of heart disease, followed by the pacemaker implantation, has reduced the quality and psychological problems for patients. Thus, the present study was conducted to determine the effect of prayer on the quality of life and the psychological status of patients with permanent pacemaker. This is a quasi-experimental study in which 75 patients were assigned to experimental and control groups. Religious intervention was conducted for the experimental group, including the Tavasol prayer and four recommended (mustahab) remembrances in 7 sessions. Before and after the intervention, the patients were provided with the quality of life questionnaire and psychological status. Then, the questionnaires were analyzed using descriptive and analytical tests. Before intervention, there was no difference between quality of life status and psychological status of patients, but after intervention, their quality of life increased and their psychological status improved significantly. The implementation of religious intervention based on prayer positively affects the quality of life and psychological status of patients; thus, implementing this intervention is necessary for patients.

Keywords

Prayer Remembrance Religious intervention Cardiac patients 

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of interest

Authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical Approval

All the procedures undertaken in the study involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the Research Review Committee.

Informed Consent

They received no payment, and patients could leave the study at any time during the study. The patients were randomly assigned to the spiritual intervention group and control group. The patients could be excluded from the study at any time during the study.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ebrahim Naimi
    • 1
  • Owrang Eilami
    • 2
  • Amin Babuei
    • 3
  • Karim Rezaei
    • 4
  • Moslem Moslemirad
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Public Health, Faulty of HealthYasuj University of Medical ScienceYasujIran
  2. 2.School of Medicine Social, Determinants of Health Research CenterYasuj University of Medical SciencesYasujIran
  3. 3.Deputy of Development of ManagementYasuj University of Medical ScienceYasujIran
  4. 4.Determinants of Health Research CenterYasuj University of Medical SciencesYasujIran
  5. 5.Department of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Yasuj University of Medical SciencesYasujIran

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