Volume 24, Issue 4 (Jul 2016)                   JSSU 2016, 24(4): 340-351 | Back to browse issues page

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Jamshidzehi ShahBakhsh A, Asghari ebrahim abad M, Mashhadi A, Daneshsani H. The Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in Reducing Worry, Anxiety and Panic Attacks Mitral Valve Prolapse Patients. JSSU 2016; 24 (4) :340-351
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Introduction: The mitral valve prolapse is a heart syndrome that is characterized by considerable physical and psychological consequences for affected patients. This study aimed to assess the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral therapy in reducing worrying, generalized anxiety and panic attacks in patients with mitral valve prolapse.

Methods: This study is quasi-experimental research with pretest-posttest and control group. 16 patients with mitral valve prolapse divided into to two groups: experimental (n = 8) and control (n = 8) groups. CBT was used during 10 sessions twice a week with a focus on cognitive restructuring, modification of cognitive distortions and training of behavioral techniques for the experimental group. For participants health  concerns spot and doush (HCQ), Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD- 7) and Albania panic scales as pre-test, post-test.

Results: Data were analyzed by covariance analysis. The results showed that worrying, anxiety, and panic attacks significantly reduced in the experimental group.

Discussion: Cognitive behavioral therapy is remarkably effective for reducing fear, anxiety and panic patients with mitral valve prolapse. Therefore, it is recommended for the patients with mitral valve prolapse that cognitive behavioral therapy can be used as a complementary therapy.

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Type of Study: Original article | Subject: General
Received: 2016/10/18 | Accepted: 2016/10/18 | Published: 2016/10/18

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