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Hamid N, Vatankhah M, Mehrabizadeh-Honarmad M. THE EFFICACY OF QUALITY OF LIFE GROUP TRAINING ON HAPPINESS AND VITALITY OF AGED MEN. J Urmia Univ Med Sci. 2013; 24 (10) :800-811
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Shahid Chamran University , vatankhah.mohamad@yahoo.com
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Background & Aims: This research was conducted to study the efficacy of quality of life group training on happiness and vitality of aged men. Materials & Methods: The research method was semi-experimental with pre-post test and a control group. The samples consisted of 30 aged males who referred to Retiree’s Center in Ahvaz and one standard deviation below the mean in happiness scale was acquired from them. They were matched according to age, educational status, and other criteria considered in this research. Then randomly divided into two groups as experimental and control group. We used 8 sessions of quality of life group trainings in the experimental group but the control group didn’t receive any intervention. The instrument was Oxford Happiness Inventory. Results: The results revealed that there was a significant difference between two groups in happiness and vitality (P<0/001). The rate of happiness and vitality in the experimental group compared with pretest and control group was significantly higher. Conclusion: According to the results of this research, quality of life training as the combined of positive psychology and cognitive behavioral therapy can increase the rate of happiness of aged men. SOURCE: URMIA MED J 2013: 24(10): 811 ISSN: 1027-3727
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: آناتومی
Received: 2013/12/25 | Accepted: 2013/12/25 | Published: 2013/12/25

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