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Health Spiritual Med Ethics 2018, 5(1): 20-25 Back to browse issues page
The Effectiveness of Spiritual-Religion Psychotherapy on Mental Distress (Depression, Anxiety and Stress) In the Elderly Living In Nursing Homes
Samira Sedaghat Ghotbabadi , Kobra Haji Alizadeh
Department of Psychology, Bandar Abbas Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bandar Abbas, Iran.
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Background and Objectives: Being away from the familiar surroundings and family supports, decline in capabilities and skills, and age-related failures can lead to mental problems in the elderly living in nursing homes. This study was conducted with the aim of investigating the effectiveness of spiritual-religious psychotherapy on mental distress in the elderly in nursing homes.
Methods: The study population of this semi-experimental study with control group and pretest-posttest, consisted of all elderly living in the nursing home of Bandar Abbas, southern Iran in 2016. Samples (n: 28) were selected by convenience sampling and then randomly divided into two groups, experimental and control. Experimental group received spiritual-religion psychotherapy. Data collection instrument was Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scales. Data analysis was conducted by multivariate analysis of variance in the SPSS version 22.
Results: Spiritual-religious psychotherapy had significant effect in improving depression (F=138.47, p<0.05), anxiety (F=34.57, p<0.05), and stress (F=87.30, p<0.05).
Conclusion: Spiritual-religious psychotherapy can serve as an effective approach to improve mental distress in the elderly.
Keywords: Spiritual psychotherapy, religion, depression, anxiety, stress, elders.
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/04/22 | Accepted: 2017/10/18 | Published: 2018/02/13

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