The Effect of Holly Quran Voice With and Without Translation on Stress, Anxiety and Depression During Pregnancy: A Randomized Controlled Trial

  • Batoul Jabbari
  • Mojgan Mirghafourvand
  • Fahimeh Sehhatie
  • Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi
Original Paper


This study aimed to investigate the effect of Holy Quran on stress, anxiety and depression in Iranian pregnant women. A total of 168 participants were allocated randomly into three groups. Group I received broadcast of the Holy Quran with translation, group II received broadcast of the Holy Quran without translation, and group III was the control group. After intervention, scores of perceived stress, state anxiety, trait anxiety and depression in group I and group II were significantly lower compared with the control group. The Holly Quran with translation and without it, both are the effective for reducing stress, anxiety and depression during pregnancy.


Anxiety Depression Pregnancy Quran Stress 



We deeply appreciate all the participants in the study and the staff of health centers of Urmia who truly cooperated during sampling.


This study was funded by the research department of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences (Grant No. 5/55/3687).

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical approval

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Informed consent

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Batoul Jabbari
    • 1
  • Mojgan Mirghafourvand
    • 2
  • Fahimeh Sehhatie
    • 3
  • Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi
    • 2
  1. 1.Student Research CommitteeTabriz University of Medical SciencesTabrizIran
  2. 2.Department of Midwifery, Social Determinants of Health Research CenterTabriz University of Medical SciencesTabrizIran
  3. 3.Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Nursing and MidwiferyTabriz University of Medical SciencesTabrizIran

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