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Stress Management Training on Reducing Anxiety and Promoting Happiness and Sexual Integrity in Women with Breast Cancer
Soheila Ahmadian , Aras Rasouli *
Department of Counseling, Mahabad, Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mahabad, Iran , aras.1357@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, which endangers various aspects of individual, mental and quality of life and sexual function. The purpose of this study was to teach stress management training on reducing anxiety and promoting happiness and sexual intimacy in women with breast cancer.
Methods: This is a semi-experimental, pre-test, and post-test with control group. The statistical population of the study included all women with breast cancer in Kermanshah in 2016. The sample was collected using 30 available sampling methods in two groups (15 experimental and 15 control group). The members of the experimental group participated in 10 stress management-training sessions. The data collection tool was a questionnaire for happiness and sexual anxiety. Data were analyzed using covariance analysis and spss21 software.
Results: The results of this study showed that stress management training is aimed at reducing awareness and promoting the happiness and sexuality of women with breast cancer.
Conclusion: Regarding the results, the effectiveness of stress management training on reducing anxiety and increasing the sexual integrity and happiness of women with breast cancer can be mentioned.
Keywords: stress management training, anxiety, happiness, sexual intimacy, breast cancer
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Type of Study: Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing | Subject: behavioral sciences
Received: 2017/08/1 | Accepted: 2018/04/7 | Published: 2018/04/7
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Ahmadian S, Rasouli A. Stress Management Training on Reducing Anxiety and Promoting Happiness and Sexual Integrity in Women with Breast Cancer. IJNR. 2018; 13 (1) :18-25
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