Effectiveness of Stress Management Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy on Psychological and Physiological Indexes of Patients

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avatar vahideh montazari khadem 1 , * , avatar Hamid Taher Neshatdoost 2 , avatar Mehrdad Kalanteri 2 , avatar Rezvan Sadr-Mohammadi 3

Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Zarand Branch, Kerman, Iran
Department of Clinical Psychology, Isfahan University, Isfahan, Iran
Department of Clinical Psychology, Work Higher Education Institute of Rafsanjan, Rafsanjan, Iran

how to cite: montazari khadem V, Neshatdoost H T, Kalanteri M, Sadr-Mohammadi R. Effectiveness of Stress Management Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy on Psychological and Physiological Indexes of Patients. Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2012;14(10):e93181.

Abstract

Background : The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of stress management cognitive-behavioral therapy on psychological indexes) anxiety and depression) of patients volunteer to surgery.
Materials and Methods : The design of research was Quasi-experimental with pre-post test type, and control group. 26 subjects were selected on the list of elective surgery in March 2009 had been assigned randomly to experimental (N=13) and control group (N=13). Stress management intervention was conducted in experimental group and were under no intervention in control group. Test anxiety by Spilberger, depression by Beck depression were measured.
Results : Destabilizing Middle data using covariance analysis was used. Results showed that test scores of anxiety, depression compared to the experimental group had a significant reduction (p< 0.05).
Conclusion : Stress management cognitive-behavior intervention can be a elective psychotherapy.

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