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Effects of Remote Intercessory Prayer

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01053780
First Posted: January 21, 2010
Last Update Posted: January 21, 2010
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Information provided by:
Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense - Unidade Academica de Ciecias da Saude
  Purpose
Intercessory prayer can improve the outcome of pregnancies?

Condition Intervention
Remote Intercessory Prayer Other: Intercessory Prayer Behavioral: Intercessory Prayer

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects of Remote Intercessory Prayer in Outcomes of Pregnants Women: a Randomized Controlled Trial

Further study details as provided by Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense - Unidade Academica de Ciecias da Saude:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Apgar score [ Time Frame: birth . The time to collect the outcome must be at least the tenth day after making randomization. If the birth occurs before the patient will be excluded from the study. ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • type of delivery complications in childbirth [ Time Frame: birth or abortion. There isn't a pre-determined time. Must be at least 9 days after randomization to allow time to be done the intervention (intercessory prayer) ]

Enrollment: 565
Study Start Date: August 2008
Study Completion Date: January 2010
Primary Completion Date: March 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Other: Intercessory Prayer
    A committed group of six people selected by the chief investigator prayed nine consecutive days for the patients in the intervention group; they were blind to the identity , the patients' first name, were given to the intercessors.
    Behavioral: Intercessory Prayer
    A committed group of six people selected by the chief investigator prayed nine consecutive days for the patients in the intervention group; they were blind to the identity , the patients' first name, were given to the intercessors.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 45 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • be pregnant, belong to the public health system

Exclusion Criteria:

  • no consent to participate in the research
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01053780


Locations
Brazil
Maria Inês da Rosa
Criciúma, Santa Catarina, Brazil, 88811-550
Universidade do Extremo Sul catarinense
Criciúma, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense
Criciuma, SC, Brazil
Sponsors and Collaborators
Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense - Unidade Academica de Ciecias da Saude
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01053780     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UNESC
First Submitted: January 19, 2010
First Posted: January 21, 2010
Last Update Posted: January 21, 2010
Last Verified: October 2009

Keywords provided by Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense - Unidade Academica de Ciecias da Saude:
Intercessory Prayer, pregnants