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Yazdanbakhsh K, Akbari M, Vafapoor H, Dehghan F, Nooripour R, Mahmoudi S. The Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioral Group Therapy on Craving and Relapse in Addicts with HIV. J Research Health 2019; 9 (7) :581-587
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1- Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Science, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran.
2- Department of Sport science, Faculty of Physical Education, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran.
3- Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Science, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran. , fateme.dehghan1368@gmail.com
4- Department of Counseling, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran.
5- Department of Clinical Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Kermanshah Branch, Iran.
Abstract:   (1456 Views)

Background: Today, one of the most important public health problems in the world is the unpleasant consequence of substance abuse disorders. This study was aimed to investigate the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral group therapy on carving and relapse among addicts with HIV in the Kermanshah city.
Methods: The research design was quasi-experimental with the control group and post-test pretest. The statistical population was the addicts with positive HIV in Kermanshah City and 20 people were selected using the J Power sampling method based on the sample size formulation and were divided into experimental group (n=10) and control group (n=10). The experimental group received 10 sessions of cognitive-behavioral group therapy. Pretest and post-test of Wright's Relapse Prevention Scale (RPS) (1991) were used. Data were analyzed by using the covariance method with SPSS-23.
Results: The results showed cognitive-behavioral therapy reduced the desire and risk of recurrence in the experimental group compared to the control group at the level p <0.001.
Conclusion: The results showed the importance of cognitive-behavioral group therapy to reduce craving and relapse addicts with HIV. Therefore, depending on the importance of complementary aspects of drug therapy, psychological therapy may enhance addiction psychological problems.

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Type of Study: Orginal Article | Subject: ● International Health
Received: 2017/09/11 | Accepted: 2018/04/16 | Published: 2020/07/18

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