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Sotodehasl, Nemat and Ghorbani, Raheb and Mahdavi-Nejad, Gholamhosein and Haji-Aghajani, Saeed and Mehdizadeh, Jamileh (2016) Prayer Attendance and General Health in the Iranian Adult Urban Population. Journal of Religion and Health. pp. 110-118.

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    Abstract

    This study was conducted to determine the relationship between prayer attendance and general health among adult urban population in Iran. A total of 470 males older than 17 years, chosen by multistage sampling, were investigated. The results showed that people who did not perform prayers compared to those who said prayers on time and performed Nafilahs (supererogatory prayers) were 2.87 (OR 2.87, 95 % CI 1.23-6.70, p = 0.015) times at risk of general health problems. In conclusion, the findings show that increasing the degree of people's belief in prayer can lead to improve general health. KEYWORDS:General health; Iranian population; Pray; Prayer attendance

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Medical Sciences > School of Medicine
    Depositing User: Mr Vahab Moshtaghi
    Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2017 07:52
    Last Modified: 25 Jun 2017 07:52
    URI: http://eprints.semums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1020

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