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The Effectiveness of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy on Depression and Anxiety in Patients with Hypertension
Minoo Miri , Shahram Vaziri * , Fatemeh Shahabizadeh , Alireza Mahmoudirad
Islamic Azad University, Roudehen , Shahram.vaziri@gmail.com
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Introduction: Understanding the severity of depression, stress and anxiety is essential to ensure adherence to treatment and achieve appropriate treatment outcomes in patients with hypertension; therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of rational-emotional-behavioral therapy on depression and anxiety in patients with hypertension.
Methods: The present study was a quasi-experimental pretest-posttest with a control group. From the statistical population that includes all people with hypertension referred to Dr. Mahmoudi Rad clinic in the first six months of 2020 in Birjand, 24 eligible people were selected by convenience sampling method and randomly divided into two groups (12 people tested And 12 controls were placed. The experimental group participated in eight sessions of Dryden and Newman (2013) rational-emotional-behavioral therapy, but the control group was on the waiting list. Data collection tools were Beck Depression Inventory - Second Edition Beck et al. (2000) and Beck et al. (1988) Anxiety Inventory. Data were analyzed using SPSS software version 24 and analysis of variance with repeated measures between groups at the significance level of α = 0.05.
Results: The results showed that rational-emotional-behavioral was effective in reducing depression (p <0.01) and anxiety (p <0.01) in patients with hypertension and these results continued in the follow-up period (p <0.01).
Conclusion: Considering the effectiveness of rational-emotional-behavioral therapy, the results of this study can be used for psychiatric nursing processes as well as prevention of psychological problems in patients with hypertension for health system managers, for proper treatment planning, promotion of mental health services and related policies. It should be used in the community and they should pay more attention to non-drug therapies.
Keywords: Depression, Anxiety, Hypertension
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Type of Study: Community Health Nursing | Subject: behavioral sciences
Received: 2021/05/10 | Accepted: 2021/07/5 | Published: 2021/11/1
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Miri M, vaziri S, Shahabizadeh F, Mahmoudirad A. The Effectiveness of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy on Depression and Anxiety in Patients with Hypertension. IJNR 2021; 16 (4) :61-71
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