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Jani M, Salehi B, Aleyasin S A, Davoudi H. The Effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Group Therapy on Quality of Life of Cardiovascular Patients. AMUJ. 2017; 20 (3) :22-30
URL: http://amuj.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-4879-en.html
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran , basalehi@yahoo.com
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Background: The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral group therapy on quality of life of patients with cardiovascalar diseases.

Materials and Methods: This semi-experimental study was done based on a pretest -posttest design with control group. Statistical population included all of the patients with cardiovascular diseases referred to Amir-Kabir educational and medical center of Arak, and sample included 30 persons who selected by screening and simple random sampling and assigned into two control and experimental groups. Research instrument included Mcnew quality of life scales which participants answered it during two pre-test and post-test steps; also, experimental group participated in 9 cognitive-behavioral therapy meetings.

Results: There was a significant difference between mean quality of life and its components in both experimental and control groups.

Conclusion: Results analysis showed that group-based cognition- behavior theray has an influence on life quality (emotional, physical and social domains)(p>0.05).

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Type of Study: Original Atricle | Subject: psychology
Received: 2017/01/10 | Accepted: 2017/04/24 | Published: 2017/05/20

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