:: Volume 15, Issue 2 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2010) ::
SJKU 2010, 15(2): 88-97 Back to browse issues page
Efficacy of cognitive-behavioral stress management intervention on quality of life and blood pressure in female patients with hypertension
Shada Jabalameli 1, Hamid Ther Neshat doost Dr, Hosein Moulavi Dr
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ABSTRACT Background and Aim: Psychological interventions may improve the quality of life in patients with hypertension through affecting the bio-psycho-social dimensions. This study is aimed to assess the efficacy of cognitive- behavioral stress management (CBSM) group intervention on quality of life and blood pressure in females with hypertension. Materials and Methods: This research was an experimental study using pre- post- and follow-up tests. Sample was consisted of 30 hypertensive patients who were selected randomly and assigned into two groups experimental (n=15) and control (n=15). Health Survey questionnaire (SF-36) was used for data collection and recording of blood pressure measurements before and after the intervention and during the follow-up period. CBSM group intervention was directed for the experimental group for 8 sessions. Meanwhile both groups were kept under their routine medical treatments. Data were analyzed by ANCOVA. Results: After the intervention, the mean SF-36 score in the experimental group was significantly higher than that of the control group (p<0.05) and the blood pressure of experimental group was decreased compared with that of the control group (p<0.05). Conclusion: The results demonstrated the effectiveness of CBSM group intervention in the improvement of quality of life and blood pressure in the females with hypertension. Key words: Hypertension, Quality Of Life, Stress Management, Cognitive Behavioral. Conflict of Interest: Nill Received: April 11, 2010 Accepted: Aug 14, 2010
Keywords: Hypertension, Quality Of Life, Stress Management, Cognitive Behavioral.
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Received: 2010/09/24


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