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Navvab Daneshmand M, Sharifi T, Mashhadizadeh S, Ahmadi R. Efficacy of Positive Psychotherapy on the Resilience of Female Nurses with Anxiety Symptoms. RBS 2022; 19 (4) :707-717
URL: http://rbs.mui.ac.ir/article-1-1163-en.html
1- Ph. D Student in Psychology, Department of Psychology, Shahrekord Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shahrekord, Iran.
2- Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Shahrekord Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shahrekord, Iran. , Sharifi-ta@yahoo.com
3- Assistant Professor of Neurophysiology, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Shahrekord Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shahrekord, Iran
4- Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Shahrekord Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shahrekord, Iran.
Abstract:   (1090 Views)
Aim and Background: The outbreak of Covid-19 virus and the occurrence of multiple peaks in the country over time has caused nurses to suffer psychological and emotional damage. According to this the present study was conducted to investigate the efficacy of positive psychotherapy on the resilience of female nurses with anxiety symptoms.
Methods and Materials: The present study was quasi-experimental with pretest, posttest and control group design and two-month follow-up stage. The statistical population of the present study included the female nurses with anxiety symptoms in the city of Isfahan in the winter quarter of 2020. 40 female nurses with anxiety symptoms were selected through purposive sampling method and were randomly accommodated into experimental and control groups (each group of 20 nurse). The experimental group received positive psychotherapy online in 8 sessions of 75 minutes per month. After the intervention, 4 nurse in the experimental group and 3 nurse in the control group had a fall. The applied questionnaires in this study included anxiety questionnaire (Beck et.al, 1998), and resilience scale (Conner, Davidson, 2003). The data from the study were analyzed through mixed ANOVA and dependent t test using SPSS statistical software version 23.
Findings: The results showed that the Positive psychotherapy has significant effect on the anxiety and resilience of female nurses with anxiety symptoms (p<0.001) and succeeded in the decrease anxiety and increase psychological empowerment and resilience in these nurses.
Conclusions: According to the findings of the present study it can be concluded that positive psychotherapy can be used as an efficient treatment to decrease anxiety and increase resilience of female nurses with anxiety symptoms through employing techniques such as a positive outlook on life and teaching optimism and hope for the future.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2021/10/15 | Accepted: 2022/04/20 | Published: 2022/05/4

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