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Iran J Health Educ Health Promot 2016, 4(3): 244-254 Back to browse issues page
Effectiveness of Cardiovascular Specific Psychotherapy on Heart Disease Patients’ Quality of Life
Reza Soltani shal, Hamidreza Aghamohammadian Sharbaf *, Mohammad saied Abdkhodaie, Mohammad Tayyebi
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Background and objective: Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) is one of the causes of death worldwide. CVDs covers a wide array of disorders, including diseases of the cardiac muscle and of the vascular system supplying the heart, brain, and other vital organs. The aim of the paper was to study the effectiveness of cardiovascular specific psychotherapy on the patients’ quality of life.

Materials and methods: In this quasi-experimental study 30 patients with heart disease from Rasol-e-Akram hospital in the city of Rasht were selected by accessible sampling method, and randomly placed in two experimental and control groups. Experiment and control groups completed the WHOQOL questionnaire before and after the intervention. The intervention was implemented in 25 sessions (each 150 minutes) for patients in the test group. Data was analyzed by MANCOVA test using SPSS19.

Results: The mean scores of quality of life and its subscales, before and after the intervention, statistically had significant difference (p < 0.05). Therefore, it seems that cardiovascular specific psychotherapy was effective on the promotion of patients’ quality of life.

Conclusion: This kind of therapy is effective in improving life quality of cardiovascular patients. Therefore, it is recommended as an effective therapy to improve mental health.

Paper Type: Research Article.

Keywords: Cardiovascular disease (CVD), Psychotherapy, Psychocardiology, Quality of life, Rasht.
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Type of Study: Research |
Received: 2015/11/14 | Accepted: 2016/02/7



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