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Afshari M, Neshat Doost H T, Bahrami F, Afshar H. Efficacy of metacognitive-behavioral therapy on panic beliefs in female panic patients. J Arak Uni Med Sci. 2010; 13 (1) :9-16
URL: http://amuj.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-495-en.html
M.A , afshari.masoume@yahoo.com
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Background: This study was designed to investigate on efficacy of metacognitive–behavioral therapy (MCBT) on panic beliefs of panic female patients. Materials and Methods: This is a clinical- trial study. The participants, who were 24 panic female patients diagnosed with panic disorder, were selected from 76 panic patients referring to psychiatric clinics. The participants were randomly assigned in to two experimental and control groups. The data were gathered using the panic belief questionnaire which was completed in pretest, posttest and follow-up stages by the participants. MCBT was conducted in 8 sessions on the experimental group while the control group, in addition to the reception of common medical treatments, was laid in waiting list for psychological therapy. Results: According to the results of covariance analysis, the mean of panic beliefs scores obtained in the experimental group were significantly lower than those of the control group (p< 0.05). Conclusion: Panic female patients who attended in MCBT acquired lower scores in panic belief than the control group. Therefore, the results demonstrate that MCBT approach causes to keduce panic beliefs in panic female patients.
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Subject: psychology
Received: 2009/10/12

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