Effect of Ramadan Fasting on Psychological Status Among Healthy Sudanese Adults Living in Khartoum State
Keywords:Ramadan fasting, sychological condition, WEMWBS,, Khartoum.
Background: Ramadan month Fasting is one of the pillars of Islam and it has been found to have different
physiological effects. The psychological status is related to spiritual satisfaction and the associated social
interaction. Psychological well-being includes the ability to maintain a sense of autonomy, self-acceptance,
personal growth, purpose in life and self-esteem.
Objectives: The aim of the study is to assess the relationship between Ramadan fasting and psychological
condition of Muslims.
Methods: A cross sectional study was carried out during May to October 2019 on 82 healthy Sudanese adults
living in Khartoum state. All participant were assessed by Warwick Edinbreg Mental Well Being Scale
(WEMWBS). A questionnaire was filled before Ramadan and during mid of Shawal, the month after Ramadan.
Data was analyzed using SPSS version 25. P-value considered significant if it is < 0.05.
Results:There was a significant change in the WEMWBS before and after Ramadan with mean of (58.2) ±.139
S.D and (59.5) ±.153 S.D respectively and (P value = .000).
Conclusion: The study showed that Ramadan Fasting improves psychological condition in normal adults.Tarawih
has spiritual impact on Muslims’ lives.