international journal of philosophy and social-psychological sciences
The effect of group therapy based on hope therapy approach on mental well-being, anxiety, depression and stress in female patients with Multiple Sclerosis
Motahareh Nosrat Abadi, Daryoush Yousofi Zadeh, Sepideh Movahedi, Fatemeh Hasani Kabutarkhani
The present research aimed to study the effect of group therapy based on hope therapy approach on mental well-being, anxiety, depression and stress in female patients with Multiple Sclerosis. This research has been a quasi-experimental study with posttest-pretest design with control group. Sampling was firstly done as a public invitation among women and girls in MS Society of Kerman and then, the volunteers were randomly assigned into two groups including experiment (n=15) and control group (n-15) and they completed the questionnaires including anxiety, depression, stress and mental well-being before and after intervention in posttest. Data were analyzed by using software SPSS18 and Covariance statistical method. Participants were trained for 8 sessions. The findings showed a significant difference in posttest score compared with pretest in experiment group regarding all variables including anxiety, depression, stress and mental well-being (p<0.001). So, group therapy based on hope approach can be used in order to reduce anxiety, depression and stress and increase the mental well-being of women with Multiple Sclerosis.