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Dehghani Z, Khodabakhshi-koolaee A. The effectiveness of Hope Group Therapy on Quality of life and Resiliency in Addicted Women in Tehran. JECH. 2017; 4 (1) :28-34
URL: http://jech.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-256-en.html

1- MSc, Department of counseling, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.
2- Assistant Professor, Psychology and Education Department, Faculty of Humanities, Khatam University, Tehran, Iran , anna_khodabakhshi@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (1174 Views)

Background and Objectives: Hope therapy as a positive psychological intervention can be reduce the psychological problems in addicted people. Therefore, the goal of present research was investigated the effectiveness of Hope Group Therapy on Quality of life and Resiliency in Addicted Women.

Materials and Methods: This research was utilized by semi-experimental with pre - posttest, experimental and control group. Thirty participants were selected among addicted women who refer to rehabilitation camp of Varavard town, small town in Tehran province. They were selected from who gained the lower scores in quality of life and resiliency, and were divided into experimental and control groups randomly. Data were gathered by use of World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL) and Connor & Davidson-Resiliency questionnaires. The analysis of data was done by use of SPSS-20 software and analysis of covariance.

Results: The findings of research indicated that the scores mean of quality of life (F=54/42, P<0/01) and resiliency (F=7/02, P<0/01) showed significantly change in posttest in intervention group. While, these were not showed in experimental group.

Conclusion: The results indicated that hope group therapy training could be improve the quality of life and resiliency in addicted women. In addition, this therapy could be enforcing addicted people to achieve the positive self-concept and growing their positive mental potential ability.  It seems that this intervention is good options for therapy that mental health professionals could be use this in their therapy with addicted women.

Type of Study: Research Article | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/04/29 | Accepted: 2017/06/18

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