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J Research Health 2014, 4(1): 630-635 Back to browse issues page
Power of emotional intelligence, coping strategies and source of control in predicting students’ general health
Mahammadreza Forotan, Mehrnosh Bagherian , Somaye Kazemian
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Background: Life review therapy have been used for reducing PTSD symptoms in infertile women. Using life review therapy with elements of religious ontology, this study introduces an intervention for decreasing depresssion symptoms in infertile women. Method: The study population included clients referred to the two counseling centers in Tehran during 2010 and 2011. The sample consisted of 18 infertile women who referred for treatment with depresssion diagnosis by their psychiatrist and were willing to participate in the study. After completion of diagnosis process and a pre-test, infertile women were randomly assigned to the two groups of intervention and control. depresssion symptoms were assessed by depresssion questionnaire(Beck,1998) before and after the intervention. The intervention group received ten sessions of life review therapy and the control group were invited to attend treatment sessions after the study and the post-test. None of the members of the two groups took any medication during the study period and they were followed up three months later to check the persistence of the effects. Results: Analysis of data by t-test showed a significant decrease in depresssion symptoms in the experimental group (α = 0.01). Findings showed that life review therapy with emphasis on Islamic ontology was effective in reducing depresssion symptoms (p < 0.000). Conclusion: Using elements of religious ontology for infertile women who believe with a process of life review therapy can be effective in reducing depresssion symptoms.
Keywords: emotional intelligence, coping with stress, locus of control, r public health students
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Type of Study: Short Communication | Subject: Applicable
Received: 2012/11/3 | Accepted: 2013/09/22 | Published: 2014/03/12
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Forotan M, Bagherian M, Kazemian S. Power of emotional intelligence, coping strategies and source of control in predicting students’ general health. J Research Health. 2014; 4 (1) :630-635
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