Volume 13, Issue 2 (6-2010)                   J Arak Uni Med Sci 2010, 13(2): 32-43 | Back to browse issues page

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Javaheri R, Neshat-doost H, Molavi H, Zare M. Efficacy of cognitive-behavioral stress management therapy on improving the quality of life in females with temporal lobe epilepsy. J Arak Uni Med Sci. 2010; 13 (2) :32-43
URL: http://amuj.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-576-en.html
MSc , razieh.javaheri@yahoo.com
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Background: Psychological interventions may improve the quality of life in females with temporal lobe epilepsy through affecting their bio-psycho-social dimensions. This aim of this study was to aim assess the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral stress management (CBSM) group education on improvement of quality of life in epileptic patients. Materials and Methods: This was a case-control study with pre-post-and follow-up tests. The sample population included 26 patients, already diagnosed with temporal lobe epilepsy by neurologist and through electro-encephalography, that were randomly selected and assigned to experimental and control groups. Data were collected through the Quality Of Life Questionnaire for Epileptic patients (QOLIE- 89) that was administered in the pre-test, post-test, and follow-up test. CBSM group education was given to the experimental group in ten sessions during two months. Results: The mean of QOLIE-89 score in the experimental group showed a significantly higher increase in comparison to that in the control group (p<0.05). Conclusion: The results demonstrated the effectiveness of CBSM group education on the improvement of quality of life in females with temporal lobe epilepsy.
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Type of Study: Original Atricle | Subject: psychology
Received: 2009/12/28

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