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Karimi Z, Rezaee N, Shakiba M, Navidian A. The effect of group counseling based on quality of life therapy on psychological reactions in family caregivers of addicts. Hayat. 2020; 26 (2) :163-177
URL: http://hayat.tums.ac.ir/article-1-2681-en.html
1- Dept. of Psychiatric Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran
2- Dept. of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran
3- Dept. of Psychiatric Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran; Community Nursing Research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran , alinavidian@gmail.com
Abstract:   (1153 Views)
Background & Aim: Addiction as a crisis and a chronic long-term disorder can lead to mental health symptoms in the users and their family members, the most common of which are stress, anxiety and depression. The aim of the study was to determine the effect of a quality of life intervention on the psychological reactions in family caregivers of addicts.
Methods & Materials: This study is a clinical trial. The research population included the family caregivers of addicts admitted to Baharan psychiatric hospital in 2018. The sample consisted of 80 subjects who were randomly divided into intervention and control groups. The caregivers in the intervention group received eight sessions of group counseling based on quality of life therapy and based on specified content, every other day. Eight weeks after the intervention, the data were collected using the DASS-21, and were analyzed by the SPSS software version 21 using paired t test, independent t test, Chi-square and Covariance.
Results: After the quality of life intervention, the mean scores of stress, anxiety and depression in family caregivers in the intervention group (11.50±4.36, 11.05±3.49, 10.57±4.67) were significantly lower than those of in the control group (14.67±4.93, 14.02±4.33, 13.40±4.77) (P<0.01). There were no significant differences in these variables between the two groups before the intervention.
Conclusion: Counseling based on quality of life therapy in this study had a positive and significant effect on reducing the severity of psychological reactions in family caregivers of addicts. Therefore, health care providers are recommended to use this counseling approach along with addiction treatment programs to increase the welfare and psychological well-being of family caregivers.
Clinical trial registry: IRCT20160924029954N11
 
 
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Nursing Care
Published: 2019/12/15 | ePublished: 2019/12/15

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