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.

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Perceived effectiveness
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Perceived effectiveness

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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of Prayer/meditation/relaxation

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Moderate
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None
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Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Prayer/meditation/relaxation

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2

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently using Prayer/meditation/relaxation)
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30 min daily
Patients
13
Dosage
20 min daily
Patients
6
Dosage
1 hr daily
Patients
5
Dosage
2 hr daily
Patients
5
Dosage
10 min daily
Patients
5
Dosage
15 min daily
Patients
4
Dosage
5minutes as needed
Patients
3
Dosage
10minutes as needed
Patients
2
Dosage
15minutes as needed
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2
Dosage
2 min daily
Patients
2

Dosages based on patients currently using Prayer/meditation/relaxation.

Why Patients Stopped Using Prayer/meditation/relaxation (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Did not seem to work
Patients
1
Reason
Other
Patients
1
Reason
Change in health plan coverage
Patients
1
Reason
Not indicated
Patients
1
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Duration

Currently Using Prayer/meditation/relaxation
Duration
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0-1 month
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0
Duration
1-3 months
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0
Duration
3-6 months
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0
Duration
6 months-1 year
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0
Duration
1-2 years
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0
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
6
Stopped Using Prayer/meditation/relaxation
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
1
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
1
Duration
3-6 months
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0
Duration
6 months-1 year
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0
Duration
1-2 years
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Duration
2 years or more
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Adherence


Always
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4
33%
Usually
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4
33%
Sometimes
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4
33%
Never
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Burden


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0%
Somewhat
Patients
1
8%
A little
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2
17%
Not at all
Patients
9
75%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
4
50%
Cost per month
$100-199
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0
0%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
< $25
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0
0%
Cost per month
Not specified
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8
100%
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3 patient evaluations for Prayer/meditation/relaxation

Echo Mountain
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Echo Mountain
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Little
Stickman: all
Description:M42y
FM:9y Dx
CFS:9y Dx
I am: b
I have:
ME/CFS

See Echo Mountain's full Prayer/meditation/relaxation history

Jan 16, 2011 (Started Nov 01, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Stress: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
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: Not specified monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
zoomer
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zoomer
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Severe
60 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: vg
I have:
Bipolar I

See zoomer's full Prayer/meditation/relaxation history

Oct 25, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 1970)

  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 30 other Daily
Advice & Tips: ability to function increased. ditto eval. from last year
Cost: Not specified monthly

Oct 24, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 1970)

  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
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: Not specified monthly

Sep 6, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 1970)

  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 30 other Daily
Advice & Tips: Prayer, meditation and relaxation are as important to me as any one other of my meds.
Cost: Not specified monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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

See grasshoppa's full Prayer/meditation/relaxation history

Jul 24, 2009 (Started Oct 01, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve mobility: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 3 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: You will get better at it as you go.

  • 0 helpful marks
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