Aim of the work: was to investigate the effects of listening to Quran on different aspects of maternal & neonatal outcomes among mothers undergoes cesarean sections (CS). Patients & Methods: the study was implemented on 118 patients (60 in Quran group QG & 58 in Non-Quran group NQG). Experimental design was used, a registered randomized controlled study (NCT02589834), conducted at Women Health Hospital, Egypt. We included Muslim women at single term gestation scheduled for elective CS. The eligible participants were randomly allocated to either study group, who listen to Quran recitation, started after induction of spinal anesthesia to mothers undergoes (CS) & continued immediately after the surgery until first 12 hours post CS, by a CD-player through an occlusive headphone, or control group who not listen to Quran recitation. The visual analog scale (VAS) scale was used to measure the pain & satisfaction after . Moreover; the anxiety level was assessed through visual analog scale for anxiety (VASA). Results: No significant differences between the groups for all vital parameters recorded before & after CS (p>0.05), except for systolic & diastolic blood pressure immediately postoperative (p=0.002). No significant difference regarding the need for additional analgesics or antiemetics postoperatively. All visual analog scales values for pain & anxiety were significantly lower in Quran group. While the mean patient satisfaction scores immediately, 6 hours, 12 hours postoperatively were significantly higher in QG than NQG (p=0.0001). Conclusion & recommendations: Listening to Quran recitation decrease the degree of pain & anxiety after CS as well as enhance the level of mother satisfaction. So., we recommend it as a non pharmacological pain & anxiety management technique, as well as improving other parameters including neonatal outcomes. It can become an important issue of the complementary & alternative analgesic therapy for Muslim women undergoing CS.
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