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international journal of philosophy and social-psychological sciences
Volume 3, 2017, Issue 4
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
Pages: 1-7

Abstract

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.





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