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The Effect of Positive Thinking Skills (Optimism) Based on Thanksgiving notebook on the Spiritual Health of Adolescent Girls
Fatemeh Ahmadpoori Seyede
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Introduction: Due to the fact that all human events in human societies origin from their behaviors and the source of each person's behavior is directly his style of thought, the positive attitude (optimism) based on gratitude can be achieved by promoting the spiritual well-being of man especially In adolescents, they improve their performance in relation to themselves, God and the community. The present study was conducted to investigate the effect of positive thinking (optimism) on the spiritual health of the girl students at the first high school in Esfahan.
Method: This experimental study was a clinical trial between Two groups performed by pretest- posttest. The statistical population of this study included all female students studying in high schools of first grade in Isfahan in 2017, using statistical formula and multi- stage random sampling, 125 students from two schools between the first high school girls in northern and southern Isfahan city, were enrolled in this study which were divided to  Two groups (64 in the control  and 61 in the intervention group). After consenting parents and students,  On the intervention group, Positive thinking intervention based on gratitude was held in 6 sessions. The spiritual health and the existential and religious  well- being of female students before and  1 month after positive thinking intervention was measured by the Ellison and Paloutzian’s spiritual well-being scale (SWBS) for both control and intervention groups. Data analysis was performed by using SPSS 18 software for both control and control groups. 8 students were excluded from the study for various reasons, but their data entered in the analysis of the study.
Results: The mean of spiritual health in the intervention group was (95/06 ± 10/75) and (95/95 ± 15/70) in in the control group in pretest. The overall score of spiritual well-being of students after intervention and post-test in both groups (intervention and control), in the intervention group with mean (100.52 ± 12.12) had high spiritual health (100-120), while the mean scores of the control group in post-test reached (85.95 ± 04.15) and remained at a moderate level. The mean of total spiritual health score and religious health after intervention in the intervention group  was significantly higher than control group (P <0.05)
Conclusion: Spiritual health is an important aspect of the health of adolescent girls. Considering the positive effect of intervention by schoolnurse, it is recommended that this study and the use of gratutude notebook be considered as an efficient method and low cost in education programs for adolescents.
Keywords: Positive Thinking Skills, Optimism, Thanksgiving, Spiritual Health, Adolescent
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Type of Study: Community Health Nursing | Subject: nursing
Received: 2018/06/18 | Accepted: 2018/08/25
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ahmadpoori F. The Effect of Positive Thinking Skills (Optimism) Based on Thanksgiving notebook on the Spiritual Health of Adolescent Girls. IJNR. 2019; 14 (1) :50-57
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