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


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.

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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).

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Jabbari, B., Mirghafourvand, M., Sehhatie, F. et al. The Effect of Holly Quran Voice With and Without Translation on Stress, Anxiety and Depression During Pregnancy: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Relig Health 59, 544–554 (2020).

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  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Pregnancy
  • Quran
  • Stress