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Study of the therapeutic effects of proximal intercessory prayer (STEPP) on auditory and visual impairments in rural Mozambique.

Abstract Title: Study of the therapeutic effects of proximal intercessory prayer (STEPP) on auditory and visual impairments in rural Mozambique. Abstract Source: South Med J. 2010 Sep;103(9):864-9. PMID: 20686441 Abstract Author(s): Candy Gunther Brown, Stephen C Mory, Rebecca Williams, Michael J McClymond Article Affiliation: Department of Religious Studies, Indiana University, 1033 E 3rd St., Bloomington, IN 47405-7005, USA. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Abstract: BACKGROUND: Proximal intercessory prayer (PIP) is a common complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapy, but clinical effects are poorly understood, partly because studies have focused on distant intercessory prayer (DIP). METHODS: This prospective study used an audiometer (Earscan(R) 3) and vision charts (40 cm, 6 m "Illiterate E") to evaluate 24 consecutive Mozambican subjects (19 males/5 females) reporting impaired hearing (14) and/or vision (11) who subsequently received PIP interventions. RESULTS: We measured significant improvements in auditory (P<0.003) and visual (P<0.02) function across both tested populations. CONCLUSIONS: Rural Mozambican subjects exhibited improved audition and/or visual acuity subsequent to PIP. The magnitude of measured effects exceeds that reported in previous suggestion and hypnosis studies. Future study seems warranted to assess whether PIP may be a useful adjunct to standard medical care for certain patients with auditory and/or visual impairments, especially in contexts where access to conventional treatment is limited. Article Published Date : Sep 01, 2010
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Experience of Stress and Coping Strategies among Pastors' Wives in China.

Related Articles Experience of Stress and Coping Strategies among Pastors' Wives in China. J Pastoral Care Counsel. 2018 Sep;72(3):163-171 Authors: Chan K, Wong M Abstract A qualitative study was conducted to examine the experience of stress and coping strategies among 15 pastors' wives from a city in mainland China. Results indicated that nearly all interviewees experienced financial stress and loneliness, a phenomenon consistent with that seen in literature in the West. However, stress arising from role expectations among the spouses' congregations was low. Most interviewees coped with stress through family and social support, as well as through praying. PMID: 30231813 [PubMed - in process]