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Journal:   TOLOO-E-BEHDASHT   APRIL-MAY 2016 , Volume 15 , Number 1 (55) #H0059; Page(s) 224 To 239.
 
Paper: 

EFFECTIVENESS OF ISLAMIC QUALITY OF LIFE THERAPY ON QUALITY OF LIFE AND DEPRESSION IN STUDENTS WITH MDD

 
 
Author(s):  SEIFI GANDOMANI M.Y.*, JANBOZORGI M., ALIPOUR A., ALIAKBARI M.
 
* DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY, PAYAM-E- NOUR UNIVERSITY, BORUJEN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: Mental health is regarded as one of the priorities of health system. Within recent years, spirituality and religion as essential components of psych oeducational and therapeutic approaches, have been increasingly emphasized. Hence, the present study aimed to investigate the impact of Islamic Quality of life Therapy on depression and quality of life in students suffering from MDD in Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari Payam-e- Nour university.
Methods: In this quasi-experimental study, using a diagnostic interview, 40 depressed students were selected among the clients of councelling centers in 2014-15, who were assigned to experimental and control groups via random replacement method. After signing the consent form, all the participants were required to complete the Beck Depression Inventory and WHO Quality of life questionnaire. All the participants took part in pre-test phase and then Islamic quality of life therapy was conducted for the experimental group in 10 sessions which each session took 90 minutes. In order to analyze the study data, SPSS software (ver.18) was utilized applying Ancova.
Results: The findings of the present study demonstrated that Islamic quality of life therapy has decreased depression (f=96.3, p<0.001,
h2=0.73) and increased quality of life significantly (f =35.77, p<0.001, h2=0.52) in the experimental group.
Conclusion: Regarding the religion as a one of the most important components of culture and adding it to psychological interventions with an integrative and holistic perspective to humans, can increase the effectiveness of interventions.

 
Keyword(s): DEPRESSION, ISLAMIC ORIENTATION, PSYCHOTHERAPY, QUALITY OF LIFE, STUDENT
 
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