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:: Volume 26, Issue 6 (Bimonthly 2022) ::
Feyz 2022, 26(6): 691-702 Back to browse issues page
Comparison the effectiveness of group positive behavioral therapy and group cognitive-behavioral therapy on cognitive flexibility among women with breast cancer
Mona Danaei Kousha , Samaneh Sadat Tabatabaei , Fatemeh Shahabizadeh , Ghasem Ahi
Department of Psychology, Birjand Branch, Islamic Azad University, Islamic Azad University, Birjand, I.R. Iran. , Tabatabaee88@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (991 Views)
Background: Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women, and according to the report of the World Health Organization, this statistic has been increasing in recent years. So, the present study aimed to compare the effectiveness of group positive behavioral therapy and group cognitive-behavioral therapy on cognitive flexibility among women with breast cancer.
Materials and Methods: The present study was an experimental study. The selected statistical population of the study included all women with breast cancer who referred to the breast clinic of Milad Hospital in 1400. Among the clients, 45 people were selected by random face sampling. People were randomly divided into two experimental groups and one control group (15 people). The experimental groups underwent cognitive-behavioral and positive therapy in 8 weekly sessions of 90 minutes. Dennis and Vanderwaal's cognitive flexibility questionnaire was used to collect information. The data was analyzed using multivariate covariance analysis with SPSS-20 software.
Result: The results indicated a significant difference in the effect of the two treatments on the variable scores of cognitive flexibility (P<0.05). Although the positive group therapy was effective on all three components of cognitive flexibility, the cognitive behavioral therapy group had a greater effect on the cognitive flexibility of women with breast cancer than the positive therapy group.
Conclusion: The findings of this study showed that the use of cognitive behavioral therapy and positive behavioral therapy can improve the cognitive flexibility of women with breast cancer. So, the use of these methods is recommended by counselors and psychologists in clinics and hospitals.
Keywords: Positive behavioral therapy, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Cognitive flexibility, Breast cancer
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: medicine, paraclinic
Received: 2022/09/7 | Revised: 2023/02/22 | Accepted: 2022/12/6 | Published: 2023/02/22
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Danaei Kousha M, Tabatabaei S S, Shahabizadeh F, Ahi G. Comparison the effectiveness of group positive behavioral therapy and group cognitive-behavioral therapy on cognitive flexibility among women with breast cancer. Feyz 2022; 26 (6) :691-702
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