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The effect of psycho educational program on stress and depression among cancer patients
Marjan Mardani Hamoleh , Mahin Roozitallab, Ebrahimi Ehteram
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Background & Objective: Cancer is one of the life-threatening diseases that cause the numerous changes in the life style, public interaction and social activities of the patients. Usually cancer patients have some degrees of stress and depression. This study aimed to determine the effects of educational program on stress and depression among cancer patients.
Materials & Methods: This study is a semi experimental research. 52 cancer patients referred to Seyedoshohada hospital of Isfahan were selected through purposeful method and then divided into 2 groups randomly, the Cooper stress and Beck depression questionnaires were used in this study. The two groups of patients (control 24 and experimental 28) both appear for the pre test. Then after one month of applying psychological intervention only on experimental group, both the groups appeared for the post test. The data were collected and analyzed with analysis of covariance. P< 0.05 was considered as statistically significant.
Results: The results of covariance showed significant differences between the 2 groups in the Cooper stress inventory (F=10.8, P<0.003) and Beck depression inventory (F=12.87, P< 0.001) and the hypothesis of study was confirmed.
Conclusion: Globally, the findings proved that psychological intervention based on stress and depression reduction would be a successful approach in promoting mental health on cancer patients.
Keywords: Psychological intervention, Stress, Depression, Cancer
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Health Education
Received: 2013/02/11 | Accepted: 2013/09/14 | Published: 2013/09/14
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Mardani Hamoleh M, Roozitallab M, Ehteram E. The effect of psycho educational program on stress and depression among cancer patients. JABS. 2011; 1 (1) :53-58
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