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

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

1 Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Zarand Branch, Kerman, Iran

2 Department of Clinical Psychology, Isfahan University, Isfahan, Iran

3 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.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 14 (10); e93181
Published Online: October 24, 2012
Article Type: Research Article
Received: September 03, 2011
Accepted: October 19, 2011
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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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