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Muslim prayer movements as an alternative therapy in the treatment of erectile dysfunction: a preliminary study.

Ibrahim F, Sian TC, Shanggar K, Razack AH - J Phys Ther Sci (2013)

Bottom Line: An International Index for Erectile Function 5 (IIEF-5) questionnaire was given to the subjects before and after the intervention of performing salat or mimicking salat movements and postures.A nocturnal electrobioimpedance volume assessment (NEVA) device was used to measure the nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT) parameters over two consecutive nights.A nonparametric test was conducted to find the significant NPT parameters. [Results] The results showed that all measured parameters improved significantly, with the largest change observed in the maximum percent volumetric change over the baseline (from 138 to 222%). [Conclusion] This preliminary study suggests that the alternative approach of salat and mimicking salat movements and postures, may have beneficial effects for ED patients.

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Affiliation: Medical Informatics and Biological Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MIMEMS) Specialized Lab, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya.

ABSTRACT
[Purpose] Our objective was to assess the effect of salat and mimicking salat movements and postures on subjects with erectile dysfunction. [Methods] Ten volunteers were recruited in this study. Subjects who were Muslims (Group I) were asked to perform their daily salat and a new intervention of an additional 12 movement cycles of salat for three sessions a week. Non-Muslim subjects (Group II) were taught to mimic salat movements, and were asked to perform a total of 12 movement cycles without reading the recitation for three sessions a week. An International Index for Erectile Function 5 (IIEF-5) questionnaire was given to the subjects before and after the intervention of performing salat or mimicking salat movements and postures. A nocturnal electrobioimpedance volume assessment (NEVA) device was used to measure the nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT) parameters over two consecutive nights. A nonparametric test was conducted to find the significant NPT parameters. [Results] The results showed that all measured parameters improved significantly, with the largest change observed in the maximum percent volumetric change over the baseline (from 138 to 222%). [Conclusion] This preliminary study suggests that the alternative approach of salat and mimicking salat movements and postures, may have beneficial effects for ED patients.

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fig_001: A complete cycle of Salat or physical activity mimicking salat posture andmovement.

Mentions: Each of the subjects was briefed on the complete set of physical movements required in theperformance of salat (Fig. 1).Practice sessions were held prior to the commencement of the intervention period, to ensurethe movements were performed uniformly and consistently. Of particular importance is theperiod of time in performing each of the movement types; the movements are variable inlength, ranging between 6 to 60 seconds.


Muslim prayer movements as an alternative therapy in the treatment of erectile dysfunction: a preliminary study.

Ibrahim F, Sian TC, Shanggar K, Razack AH - J Phys Ther Sci (2013)

A complete cycle of Salat or physical activity mimicking salat posture andmovement.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig_001: A complete cycle of Salat or physical activity mimicking salat posture andmovement.
Mentions: Each of the subjects was briefed on the complete set of physical movements required in theperformance of salat (Fig. 1).Practice sessions were held prior to the commencement of the intervention period, to ensurethe movements were performed uniformly and consistently. Of particular importance is theperiod of time in performing each of the movement types; the movements are variable inlength, ranging between 6 to 60 seconds.

Bottom Line: An International Index for Erectile Function 5 (IIEF-5) questionnaire was given to the subjects before and after the intervention of performing salat or mimicking salat movements and postures.A nocturnal electrobioimpedance volume assessment (NEVA) device was used to measure the nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT) parameters over two consecutive nights.A nonparametric test was conducted to find the significant NPT parameters. [Results] The results showed that all measured parameters improved significantly, with the largest change observed in the maximum percent volumetric change over the baseline (from 138 to 222%). [Conclusion] This preliminary study suggests that the alternative approach of salat and mimicking salat movements and postures, may have beneficial effects for ED patients.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Medical Informatics and Biological Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MIMEMS) Specialized Lab, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya.

ABSTRACT
[Purpose] Our objective was to assess the effect of salat and mimicking salat movements and postures on subjects with erectile dysfunction. [Methods] Ten volunteers were recruited in this study. Subjects who were Muslims (Group I) were asked to perform their daily salat and a new intervention of an additional 12 movement cycles of salat for three sessions a week. Non-Muslim subjects (Group II) were taught to mimic salat movements, and were asked to perform a total of 12 movement cycles without reading the recitation for three sessions a week. An International Index for Erectile Function 5 (IIEF-5) questionnaire was given to the subjects before and after the intervention of performing salat or mimicking salat movements and postures. A nocturnal electrobioimpedance volume assessment (NEVA) device was used to measure the nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT) parameters over two consecutive nights. A nonparametric test was conducted to find the significant NPT parameters. [Results] The results showed that all measured parameters improved significantly, with the largest change observed in the maximum percent volumetric change over the baseline (from 138 to 222%). [Conclusion] This preliminary study suggests that the alternative approach of salat and mimicking salat movements and postures, may have beneficial effects for ED patients.

No MeSH data available.


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