Investigating the Effectiveness of Positivism Group Psychotherapy in Depression, Stress and Anxiety of Dialysis Patients

  • Zahra Saeidi Department of clinical psychology Shahid Beheshti University of medical science, Arabi street, Tehran 1985711151, Iran
  • Behrooz Birashk Department of behavioral sciences and psychological health Iran Medical University, Satarkhan street, Tehran1449614535, Iran
Keywords: Positivism group psychotherapy, depression, stress, anxiety, dialysis.

Abstract

The aim of conducting this research was to investigate the effectiveness of positivism group psychotherapy in depression, stress and anxiety of dialysis Patients referring to Modarres hospital in Iran. This is a quasi-experimental study with pre- and post-tests. The research sample included 26 patients (13 patients in the experimental and control groups). The patients in the experimental group took part in six weeks of group sessions for one and a half months. The Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS-21) was utilized for data collection. The obtained results showed that positivism group psychotherapy is effective n reduction of depression, stress, and anxiety of dialysis patients. Therefore it is recommended that oncologists use the positivism group psychotherapy to reduce depression, stress, and anxiety of dialysis patients.

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2019-03-18
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