Efficacy of Spiritual Group Psychotherapy on the Infertility Consequences: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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Saed Sobhanian 1 , Athar Rasekh-Jahromi, 2 , Leili Mosalanejad 3 , *

1 Department of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Paramedicine, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Iran

2 Department of Gynecology, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Iran

3 Department of Mental Health, Faculty of Nursing and Paramedicine, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Iran

How to Cite: Sobhanian S, Rasekh-Jahromi, A , Mosalanejad L. Efficacy of Spiritual Group Psychotherapy on the Infertility Consequences: A Randomized Clinical Trial, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2014 ; 16(9):-.

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Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 16 (9)
Published Online: February 02, 2013
Article Type: Research Article
Received: July 06, 2012
Accepted: October 23, 2012

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Abstract

Background: Infertility has mental, social, and reproductive consequences. Health professionals need to consider all aspects of holistic care when caring for women with fertility problems. The aim of this study is the unique impact of spiritual group therapy on the infertility consequences

Materials and Methods: This research is a randomized clinical trial from 800 infertile women who were referring to gynecological clinics of Jahrom University of Medical Sciences. Those who have inclusion criteria selected, then sampling continued by 63 people that randomly divided into two groups of experimental and control groups. The experimental group received 13 sessions of spiritual group psychotherapy. For gathering data used persian version of Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS) to assessed psychological distress and Penn State Worry Questionnaire (PSWQ) in pre- post test

Results: Results showed the severity of psychiatric symptoms in the experimental group was lower than control group. There was significant difference in psychological distress (depression, anxiety, stress and worry) pretest-posttest between and within groups by repeated measure analysis of variance (ANOVA). Rate of pregnancy in experimental group was 4 (12.9%) and in control group was 1 (3.2%), but there wasn't significant difference between them

Conclusion: The findings indicated that the spiritual group therapy could decrease psychological severity symptoms. It seems to be, psychological interventions as a group education is a good choice for improved mental health among infertile women.

Keywords

Spiritual Psychotherapy Stress Anxiety Depression Infertility

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