What is Prayer/meditation/relaxation?

Category: Lifestyle Modifications

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Prayer is an active effort to communicate with a deity, religious entity or spirit. Meditation is a discipline in which the mind is focused on an object of thought or awareness.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Stress 20 9
General health 19 11
Calming 17 2
Pain 10 2
Support spiritual health 6 2
Depressed mood 4 0

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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 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 19

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Prayer/meditation/relaxation

Side effect Patients
Calming 2

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Prayer/meditation/relaxation

Dosage Patients
20 min daily 2
1 hr daily 1
30 min daily 1
30 other daily 1
5minutes as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Prayer/meditation/relaxation

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Change in health plan coverage 1
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
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Duration

Currently using Prayer/meditation/relaxation

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 4

Stopped using Prayer/meditation/relaxation

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 9
Sometimes 5
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 14
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 10
Not specified 9
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3 patient evaluations for Prayer/meditation/relaxation

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Echo Mountain
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Echo Mountain
Gender: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:M43y
CFS:10y Dx
FM:10y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
ME/CFS

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Jan 16, 2011 (Started Nov 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stress)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 min Daily
Advice & Tips: Prayer and specifically the psychological and spiritual act of giving God my anxiety, fears, stress, and pain is my primary tool in stress management. Belief in that Higher Power and His intimate concerns about my life and challenges changes the entire ball game for my mental state. Not only do I have a benevolent and omnipotent Creator, but I have One to Whom I can bring my deepest, darkest fears and even the most insignificant mundanities that cross my mind. I also can trust this God to deliver me from my financial woes and my health problems because I've seen His work in these areas time and again in response to my prayers. Prayer is the most central part of my recovery mindset. I will see my God's goodness in the land of the living (Psalm 27).
Cost: < $25 monthly

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zoomer
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zoomer
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
61 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Bipolar I

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Oct 25, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 1970)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 other Daily
Advice & Tips: ability to function increased. ditto eval. from last year
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 24, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 1970)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 other Daily
Advice & Tips: Praying, meditating and relaxing are important to my mental health...like any med. It improves my mood by calming, restoring peace and tranqulity...sometimes pure Joy!
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 6, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 1970)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 other Daily
Advice & Tips: Prayer, meditation and relaxation are as important to me as any one other of my meds.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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grasshoppa
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grasshoppa
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: none
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: vg
I have:
Parkinson's

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Jul 24, 2009 (Started Oct 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: You will get better at it as you go.

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