What is Religion?

Category: Lifestyle Modifications

Most popular types: Church Trust in God Faith in Jesus Christ Show all

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Religion is a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
spiritual enlightenment 31 4
Support spiritual health 23 10
General health 21 3
Peace and Joy (yes, joy) 4 3
Anxious mood 3 1
Depressed mood 3 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 3
Mild 3
None 24

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Religion

Side effect Patients
have to deal with people 3
Guilt or self blame 2
Anger 1
Having to face my sin at least once a week! 1
Hearing problems 1
Joy 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently using Religion

Dosage Patients
1 other daily 2
1 hr weekly 1
2 hr weekly 1
2 other weekly 1
4 hr weekly 1
1 daily 1
1hours as needed 1
weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking Religion

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 7
Did not seem to work 2
Personal research 2
Side effects too severe 1
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Duration

Currently using Religion

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 2
10 years or more 9

Stopped using Religion

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 19
Usually 8
Sometimes 5
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 8
Not at all hard to take 19
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 12
Not specified 20
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5 patient evaluations for Religion

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since95
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since95
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 35y
  • Duration: 21 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
1 seizure
289 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Sep 17, 2010 (Started Jun 28, 1981)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support spiritual health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: It is a comfort

  • 0 helpful marks
jeannie36832
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jeannie36832
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 1
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Severe
44 F
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Feb 11, 2010 (Started Jan 03, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Lack of motivation)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Feelings of isolation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 hr Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
polishpride59
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polishpride59
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: mild
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Oct 12, 2009 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support spiritual health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: believe in God..... his power is awesome

  • 0 helpful marks
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