Effects of Remote Intercessory Prayer

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense - Unidade Academica de Ciecias da Saude
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01053780
First received: January 19, 2010
Last updated: January 20, 2010
Last verified: October 2009
  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
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, 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. ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

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) ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

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

Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 45 Years
Genders 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
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: 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

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01053780     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UNESC
Study First Received: January 19, 2010
Last Updated: January 20, 2010
Health Authority: Brazil: National Information System on Research Ethics

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

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 17, 2014