Volume 25, Issue 8 (Monthly oct 2014)                   Stud Med Sci 2014, 25(8): 752-759 | Back to browse issues page

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Hokm Abadi M E, Rezaei A M, Asghari Ebrahim Abad M J, Salamat A. THE EFFECT OF GROUP NEW REALITY THERAPY BASED ON CHOICE THEORY ON HOPEFULNESS IN DRUG ABUSERS. Stud Med Sci. 2014; 25 (8) :752-759
URL: http://umj.umsu.ac.ir/article-1-2450-en.html
Department of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Semnan University , rezaei_am@semnan.ac.ir
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  Background & Aims : The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of group new reality therapy based on choice theory on hopefulness in drug abusers. Hope is defined as a process of thinking about personal goals, along with the motivation to move towards the goals and methods to achieve goals.

  Materials & Method : This experimental study used pre-test and post-test with a control group. Forty samples were selected according to low level of hope from treatment center of Mashhad and were divided randomly into control and experimental groups . For the experimental group intervention trial (group reality therapy) was administered in 11 sessions of 90 minutes (one session per week), but the control group did not receive any treatment. Both groups completed Snyder hope scale before and after treatment. The data were analyzed with covariance.

  Results : Findings showed that group new reality therapy based on choice theory results enhanced hopefulness in substance abusers in the experimental group compared with the control group . Therefore, this method can be used to enhance hopefulness in substance abusers.

  Conclusion : According to the obtained results. It seems essential that health care managers consider psychological factors prior to drug treatment in drug abuse treatment. Reality therapy can be used as an effective treatment for substance abuse treatment.


 SOURCE: URMIA MED J 2014: 25(8): 759 ISSN: 1027-3727

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