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Hajializadeh K, Norizadeh B. The Effectiveness Of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy On Reducing Anxiety And Improving Social Functioning Of Patients With Diabetes. ijdld. 2018; 17 (3) :130-138
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1- epartment of Psychology, Bandar Abbas Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bandar Abbas, Iran , ph_alizadeh@yahoo.com
2- epartment of Psychology, Bandar Abbas Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bandar Abbas, Iran
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Background Due to the high prevalence of diabetes in the general population and companionship with psychiatric disorders, this study was aimed to examine the effectiveness of dialectical behavior therapy in reducing anxiety and improving social function in patients with diabetes.
Methods: This was a semi-experimental design with pretest-posttest and control group. The Community of study included all diabetic patients have been admitted to the Shahid Mohammadi hospital of Bandarabbas in the first half of 1395. The participants (24 people) were selected using available sampling and subsequently assigned into a control and an experimental group. The Members of the experimental group received dialectical behavior therapy for 8 sessions but the control group received no intervention. Beck Anxiety and California social adjustment were applied as pre-test and post-test. The obtained data were analyzed by MANCOVA method.
Results: The results of MANCOVA showed that dialectical behavior therapy was significantly effective in reducing anxiety and improving social adjustment in diabetic patients.
Conclusion: Based on these results it is necessary to improve the psychological rehabilitation of diabetic patients by applying the more effective interventions.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/04/9 | Accepted: 2018/03/18 | Published: 2018/10/13

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