Impact of spiritual meditation on drug addiction recovery and wellbeing: a systematic review

Rohayah, Husain and Syed Hadzrullathfi, Syed Omar and Rozeeda, Kadri (2020) Impact of spiritual meditation on drug addiction recovery and wellbeing: a systematic review. International Journal of Human and Health Sciences (IJHHS), 4 (4). pp. 237-250. ISSN 2523-692X

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It is well recognized throughout the history that religiosity, spirituality and the meditation practice have significant effects to the physical and mental health. Hence, this paper interested to evaluate the effectiveness of spiritual meditation on drug addiction recovery and its effects on psychological and mental health aspects. Three main databases in medicinal and psychology field were screened to identify the eligible studies which are PubMed, Cochrane and Scopus by using Boolean expression. Fourteen papers were included in this review. Standardized mean differences were calculated based on the intergroup mean difference and standard deviation followed by Cochran’s Q and I2 determination for heterogeneity analysis. The mean differences were statistically pooled in the meta-analysis and presented as a forest plot. The risk of bias was high for each study and assessed using the Jadad scale. The meta-analysis showed significant differences in across studies for addiction related outcome (I2 =27%, 95% CI: -1.703, -0.454), anxiety (I2 =0%, 95% CI: -0.874, -0.634) and stress (I2 =100%, 95% CI: -0.874, -0.634). In general, spiritual meditation may promote the addiction recovery as well as improve the psychological and mental health outcomes by reducing the depression, anxiety and stress symptoms. In conclusion, randomized control trial on spiritual meditation gave positive impact on the addiction behavior as well as mental health and clarifies its reliability on addiction therapy problems.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Spiritual meditation, spirituality, meditation, systematic review.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Fatin Safura
Date Deposited: 29 May 2022 08:01
Last Modified: 29 May 2022 08:01

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