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Background: Complementary Spiritist Therapy (ECT) based on a range of therapeutic resources including prayer, spiritist "passe", fluidotherapy (fluidic water or magnetized water), spirit education. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of ECT in individuals at UFTM Hospital de Clínicas.

Methods: Randomized controlled trial, patients were randomly. Patients will then be allocated into groups:

- The group submitted to ECT (prayer, spiritual education, spiritist "passe" and fluidized water or prayer or spiritist "passe" or laying on of hands with intent to heal or laying on of hands with intent to heal or fluidized water or no-fluidized water or Control group (CG) will not be submitted to any intervention.


Clinical Trial Description

Distribution of subjects according to the group to be worked and place of data collection:

Group to be worked:

patients hospitalized in the medical and surgical clinic, orthopedics, neurology, emergency adult , gynecology and obstetrics and employees of the clinic hospital

After randomization, participants included in the study will be allocated to one of the groups:

- The group submitted to ECT:

1. Prayer: approximation of the person to God through words including gratitude, personal petition and intercession for others, about 2 to 3 minutes;

2. Spiritual education: reading and commentary of the Gospel according to Spiritism for about 10 minutes;

3. Spiritist "passe": to carry out the spiritist pass, the passers-by will be asked to position themselves in front of the bed, to place their hands on the head of the person alternating with passing their hands repeatedly on or over the person, positioned lying in the dorsal position, distance about 10 to 15 cm and apply the spiritist pass for 2 to 3 minutes. Individuals will be directed to direct the thoughts in heath during the intervention;

4. Fluid Therapy by means of magnetized or fluidized water: you will be asked to stand in front of the table containing a tray with 20 ml water cups, to place hands on the cups wishing health and healing intentions, for approximately 2 minutes .

The total time of interventions will be about 10-15 minutes.

- The control group (CG) will not be submitted to any intervention.

- The Spiritist "passe" be submitted to Spiritist "passe": To carry out the spiritist pass, the passers-by will be asked to position themselves in front of the participant, to place their hands on the head of the person alternating with passing their hands repeatedly on or over the person, distance about 10 to 15 cm and apply the spiritist pass between 5-10 minutes. Individuals will be directed the thoughts in heath during the intervention.

- The laying on of hands with intent to heal: To carry out the volunteers, the passers-by will be asked to position themselves in front of the participant, to place their hands on the head of the person alternating with passing their hands repeatedly on or over the person, distance about 10 to 15 cm and apply the spiritist pass between 5-10 minutes. Individuals will be directed the thoughts in heath during the intervention.

- The Fluid Therapy: Fluid Therapy by means of magnetized or fluidized water: you will be asked to stand in front of the table containing a tray with water cups, to place hands on the cups wishing health and healing intentions, for approximately 10 minutes.

- The No-Fluid Therapy: individuals will receive non-fluidic water.

- The Prayer group:

After intervention blood collection will be performed and the questionnaires will be applied again. ;


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NCT number NCT03356691
Study type Interventional
Source Universidade Federal do Triangulo Mineiro
Contact Élida M Carneiro, PhD
Phone 5134 99686 5988
Email elidamc16@gmail.com
Status Recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date September 10, 2015
Completion date December 30, 2025

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