Volume 26, Issue 9 (Monthly_Dec 2015)                   J Urmia Univ Med Sci 2015, 26(9): 785-792 | Back to browse issues page

XML Persian Abstract Print


Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Issazadegan A, Shiekhy S, Hafeznia M. THE EFFECTIVENESS OF COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THERAPY ON ENHANCING OF SELF-EFFICACY AND MENTAL HEALTH AMONG WOMEN WITH OBESITY. J Urmia Univ Med Sci. 2015; 26 (9) :785-792
URL: http://umj.umsu.ac.ir/article-1-3138-en.html
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran , s.sheikhi@umsu.ac.ir
Abstract:   (2568 Views)

Received: 19 Aug, 2015 Accepted: 22 Oct, 2015

Abstract

Background & Aims: Obesity is one of the mental health problems in the world that have important risk factors for mental and physical health. Self-efficacy is an important component that plays critical role in reduction of women weight. This research aimed to investigate the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy on enhancing self-efficacy and mental health among women with obesity.

Materials & Methods: The design of the study is quasi-experimental design with pre/post test with a control group. 30 women with obesity were selected by available sampling method and randomly allocated into two groups: experimental group and one control group. The independent variable was cognitive-behavioral therapy which was administrated in 8 sessions on the experimental group while the control group did not receive any treatment. The research instrument was General HealthQuestionnaire-28 (GHQ-28) and self-efficacy Questionnaire. The data were analyzed using covariance analysis.

Results: The results of the study showed significant differences between the mean scores of the pre-test and post-test of the experimental and control groups, so cognitive behavioral therapy improved mental health and increased self-efficacy mean score in the experimental group (p<0.001).

Conclusion: The findings of the study indicate that cognitive behavior therapy can improve mental health and increase self-efficacy. Therefore, it can be considered as an effective method for encountering and coping with obesity.

SOURCE: URMIA MED J 2015: 26(9): 792 ISSN: 1027-3727

Full-Text [PDF 453 kb]   (873 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Research | Subject: روانشناسی
Received: 2015/12/16 | Accepted: 2015/12/16 | Published: 2015/12/16

Add your comments about this article : Your username or Email:
Write the security code in the box

Send email to the article author


© 2015 All Rights Reserved | URMIA MEDICAL JOURNAL

Designed & Developed by : Yektaweb