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Journal:   HEALTH, SPIRITUALITY AND MEDICAL ETHICS   March 2019 , Volume 6 , Number 1; Page(s) 52 To 56.

Effect of Listening to the Quran on Anxiety Level in Primipara

Author(s):  Fitri Hamidiyanti Baiq Yuni*, Pratiwi Intan Gumilang
* Poltekkes Kemenkes Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Background and Objectives: Anxiety in pregnancy can develop into depression and stress, thereby negatively affecting labor by leading to prolonged labor, preterm labor, low birth weight, and unplanned cesarean section. Quran therapy with a slow and harmonious tempo can reduce stress hormones and activate natural endorphins (serotonin). Regarding this, the aim of this study was to investigate the effect of listening to Quran recitation on anxiety level. Methods: This quasi-experimental study was conducted on 32 primipara pregnant women. The study population was divided into two groups, intervention (n=16) and control (n=16). The intervention group was exposed to 15 min of Surah Ar-Rahman recitation using audio. Quran in mp3three times a week for four consecutive weeks. Results: The results revealed no significant difference between the study groups. However, after the intervention, the mean scores of anxiety and total Hamilton Rating Scale in the intervention group were significantly lower than those in the control group. Conclusion: The findings of the study demonstrated that Quran can significantly decrease anxiety level in pregnant women.
Keyword(s): Quran Recitation,Anxiety level,Primipara
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