Volume 10, Issue 1 (volume 10, number 1 2018)                   IJDO 2018, 10(1): 31-36 | Back to browse issues page

XML Print

Yazd Diabetes Research Center, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.
Abstract:   (2995 Views)
Objective: Diabetes is a chronic disease that influences mental and physical health. Regarding the importance of diabetic patients’ psychological status, this research studied the effect of group positive psychotherapy on life expectancy and general health of type 2 diabetic patients.
Materials and Methods: This clinical-trial study was done on 30 type 2 diabetic patients in Kermanshah diabetes research center. The experimental and control groups were randomly selected. Data were gathered before and 10 weeks after intervention. Demographic, life expectancy and general health (GHQ) questionnaires were used for gathering data. SPSS-16 and Kolmogorov-Smirnov (K-S), Chi-square and analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) were used for analyzing data.
Results: Results showed that group positive psychotherapy caused significant enhancement on life expectancy in intervention group than control group (P-value: 0.001). Although positive psychotherapy caused significant reduction on anxiety disorder and somatic symptoms in mental health, there was no significant difference of general health between two groups (P-value: 0.347).
Conclusion: Positive psychotherapy was effective on increasing diabetic patients’ life expectancy. So this efficient psychotherapy can be used for increasing type 2 diabetic patients’ life quality.

Full-Text [PDF 108 kb]   (1072 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/05/12 | Accepted: 2018/05/12 | Published: 2018/05/12

Rights and permissions
Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.