Are prayer-based interventions effective pain management options? A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Margarida Jarego, Alexandra Ferreira-Valente*, Inês Queiroz-Garcia, Melissa A. Day, José Pais-Ribeiro, Rui M. Costa, Filipa Pimenta, Mark P. Jensen

*Autor correspondente para este trabalho

Resultado de pesquisarevisão de pares

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This review examined the effects of private and communal participatory prayer on pain. Nine databases were searched. Six randomized controlled trials were included. For private prayer, medium to large effects emerged for 67% to 69% of between-group comparisons; participants in the prayer condition reported lower pain intensity (0.59 < d < 26.17; 4 studies) and higher pain tolerance (0.70 < d < 1.05; 1 study). Pre- to post-intervention comparisons yielded medium to large effects (0.76 < d < 1.67; 2 studies); pain intensity decreased. Although firm conclusions cannot be made because meta-analysis was based on only two studies, the analysis suggested prayer might reduce pain intensity (SMD = − 2.63, 95% CI [− 3.11, − 2.14], I = 0%). (PROSPERO: CRD42020221733).
Idioma originalEnglish
Páginas (de-até)1780-1809
Número de páginas30
RevistaJournal of Religion and Health
Volume62
Número de emissão3
DOIs
Estado da publicaçãoPublicado - jun. 2023

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