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International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health

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The effectiveness of group hope therapy on the mental health of type II diabetic patients referred to the diabetes clinic in South East Iran

Batool Pouraboli
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery, Department of Pediatric and Neonatal Nursing, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Published Online: 2018-09-06 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijamh-2017-0199

Abstract

Introduction

Diabetes is a common disease that, besides affecting the physical health, also affects the mental health of patients. Therefore, promoting mental health along with drug therapy seems essential. The purpose of this study was to find the effectiveness of group hope therapy on the mental health of type II diabetic patients who were referred to the diabetes clinic of Imam Reza Hospital in Sirjan City.

Materials and methods

This was a semi-experimental study. The statistical population consisted of type II diabetic patients referred to a diabetes clinic in southeastern Iran. Forty subjects were selected according to the goals of study and inclusion criteria and were assigned into intervention and control groups. The intervention group received group hope therapy in eight sessions. The instrument was General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) and was completed by both groups before and after intervention. Data were analyzed using independent t-tests and paired t-tests.

Results

The results showed that the mental health after the group hope therapy significantly increased in the study group compared to the control group (p = 0.02).

Conclusion

The results showed that the mental health of diabetic patients is more favorable using group hope therapy. This method can be used in diabetic patients.

Keywords: general health; group hope therapy; Iran; mental health; type II diabetes

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About the article

Received: 2017-11-08

Accepted: 2017-12-10

Published Online: 2018-09-06


Conflict of interest statement: Authors had no financial interests related to the material in the manuscript.


Citation Information: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 20170199, ISSN (Online) 2191-0278, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijamh-2017-0199.

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