The Relationship between Familiarity with Quran and Religious Activities with Happiness in Pregnant Women

Najafi Sani, Alireza and Hashemi Asl, Marzieh and Golmakani, Nahid and Jafarnejad, Farzaneh (2013) The Relationship between Familiarity with Quran and Religious Activities with Happiness in Pregnant Women. The Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility, 15 (40). pp. 24-31.

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Abstract

Introduction: If reading Quran and Praying are done consciously, the human heart perceives power of God and creates peace that leads to promotion of mental health. Happiness is one of the psychological health criteria, but there were no registered evidences about their relationship and most researches have been done on negative emotions such as fear and anxiety during pregnancy. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the relationship between familiarity with Quran and religious activities with happiness in Pregnant Women. Methods: This correlation study was conducted on 300 low risk pregnant women who referred to health centers of Mashhad, Iran for prenatal care in 2011-2012. Cases were selected by multi stage sampling. Demographic information, midwifery history and life style questionnaire and Oxford Happiness questionnaire were completed by them. The validity of the questionnaire was evaluated by content validity and its reliability with Cronbach's alpha. Data were analyzed using SPSS software version 17 and Spearman correlation coefficients, ANOVA and Tukey's tests. P value less than 0.05 was considered significant. Results: The average time which devoted to prayer and similar religious activities was 55 minutes per day; minimum of 10 minutes and maximum of 3 hours. The average time was devoted to read the Quran and Quran's meeting (familiarity with Quran) was 10 minutes; minimum of 0 and maximum of 60 minutes. Based on the results of ANOVA test, the time of religious activities (p<0.001) and familiarity with Quran (p<0.001) had significant correlation with levels of happiness. It means that, when the time of spending religious activities and familiarity with Quran were more, the level of happiness during pregnancy gets more. Conclusion: Regarding the relation between Quran and religious activities with happiness during pregnancy and many benefits of positive effects in this period; It needs more attention to spiritual dimension of human and planning to get improve.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility
Depositing User: ijogi ijogi
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 14:54
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 14:54
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5311

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