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3 JNE 2018, 7(2): 53-61 Back to browse issues page
Effectiveness of compassion-based therapy on Quality of Life and Happiness of women with breast cancer in Ahvaz city
Sajad Alighanavati , Fatemeh Bahrami , Kurosh Goudarzi , Mehdi Rrouzbahani
Islamic Azad University, Khomeini Shahr Branch, Khomeini Shahr, Iran , pr.bahrami26@gmail.com
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Introduction: Considering the psychological effects of cancer, the use of psychological treatments is very important in reducing the psychological effects of breast cancer. The purpose of this study was to investigate the therapeutic effect of compassion on quality of life and happiness among women with breast cancer in Ahwaz.
Method: The research design was a post-test pre-test. The statistical population of the study included all women with breast cancer in the year 95-96 referring to health centers in Ahwaz, among whom 24 were selected by available sampling method. Twenty-four of them were randomly assigned, 12 in the experimental group and 12 in the control group. Compassion-based therapy was conducted in a group of 12 sessions in two experimental groups. The control group was placed on the waiting list and received no intervention. The instrument used in this study was Quality of Life Questionnaire, Oxford Happiness Questionnaire, which answered at the last intervention session again. To analyze the results, descriptive statistics and covariance analysis were used with 0.01 alpha.
Results: The results of this study indicate that there is a significant difference between the experimental and control groups regarding Quality of Life with average of 79.83± 20.88 & 45.58 ± 10.53and Happiness with average of 92.33± 16.34 &53.08±  14.57(P <0.001). Also, Quality of Life and Happiness levels in the experimental group were significantly (P <0.001) upper than the control group at the post-test stage.
Conclusion: Compassion-based therapy has been able to increase the quality of life and happiness of women with breast cancer. It is possible to attribute the reasons for this effect to emphasize this treatment on the components of compassion and kindness, and on the other hand, the exceptional process in compassion-based therapy.
 
Keywords: compassion therapy, Quality of Life, Happiness, breast cancer
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Type of Study: Quantitative-Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/05/18
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Alighanavati S, Bahrami F, Goudarzi K, Rrouzbahani M. Effectiveness of compassion-based therapy on Quality of Life and Happiness of women with breast cancer in Ahvaz city . 3 JNE. 2018; 7 (2) :53-61
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