Volume 3, Issue 1 (5-2013)                   J Research Health 2013, 3(1): 303-309 | Back to browse issues page

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  The present study aimed at determining the effectiveness of Stress management training using cognitive - behavioral strategies on social adjustment of depressed women . 40 Samples were selected from among patients withdepression disordersreferring to counselingcentersandpsychiatricclinicsofIsfahan.Samples were randomly placed in two intervention andcontrolgroups20 each. The intervention group received eight 90 minutes sessions of stress management training using cognitive-behavioral method. Bothgroups were asked to fill in cooper's stressand bell's adjustment InventoryQuestionnairesboth beforethe intervention and one month after. The data collected wereanalyzed using covariance analysis. Results indicated an equality of variance in stress and social adjustment variables. The intervention group Showed a significant difference between pre- test and post-test scoresonstressand social adjustment levels (P<0.001). There also existed a Significance difference between post-test adjustedmeans of both groups regarding stress (F=12.45, P<0.001)and social adjustment (F=6.88, P=0.01). It is concluded that Stress managementtrainingusingcognitive-behavioral strategies plays a major role in correctingsocial informationprocessing patterns and consequently in the formation of social adjustment in the patients under study.




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Type of Study: Orginal Article | Subject: Health Promotion
Received: 2012/02/18 | Accepted: 2013/05/19 | Published: 2013/05/19

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