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The effectiveness of Nahjolbalagheh Teachings about mammonism damage on mental well-being of gastrointestinal patients

Marziye Eshaghy, Maryam Shahabi, Elahe Ahangari, Mohammad Tahan



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Background and Objective: One of the basic factors that could jeopardize mental health is mammonism and the intense interest in the world. Thus, the aim of this study was to examine the effectiveness of teachings of Nahjolbalagheh about mammonism damage on mental well-being of gastrointestinal patients.

Method: The study adopted a quasi-experimental pre-test post-test design with a control group. The statistical population included all the female patients suffering from gastrointestinal disorders (stomach ulcers, gastritis, gastric reflux and intestinal nervous disease) who referred to Amiralmomnin charity of Boshruyeh city (100 people) in 2016-2017. Out of this population, 40 people were selected through convenient sampling. The participants responded to Warwick Edinburgh’s (2007) mental welfare questionnaire and then were randomly placed in a treatment or control group (20 people each). The members of the treatment group underwent 8 sessions of training about mammonism damages based on Nahjolbalagheh (adapted from statements of Imam Ali (A.S.) and Nahjolbalagheh). These trainings were provided by the use of the package developed by Shahabi and Shahabizadeh. The control group however did not receive any training. In the end, both groups answered the research question again. The data obtained were analyzed using analysis of covariance. All ethical issues were observed in this study and the researchers declared no conflict of interests.

Results: The findings indicated the mammonism damage training concepts based Nahjolbalagheh affect the patients’ mental welfare, optimism, positive relationships with others, energy level (p<0.003).

Conclusion: Based on the obtained results, mammonism damage training based Nahjolbalagheh can be useful on gastrointestinal patients’ well-being. Therefore, this type of treatment is recommended to mental health professionals.

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Please cite this article as: Eshaghy M, Shahabi M, Ahangari E, Tahan M. The effectiveness of Nahjolbalagheh Teachings about mammonism damage on mental well-being of gastrointestinal patients. J Res Relig Health. 2019; 5(3): 109- 123. doi:https://doi.org/10.22037/jrrh.v5i3.18801


Gastrointestinal patients; Mammonism damage; Spiritual well-being


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