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PhD of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University- Khorasgan Branch, Isfahan, Iran , jamal_ashoori@yahoo.com
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Abstract Introduction: Schema therapy is an important treatment method for cognitive disorders. This study aimed to examine the effect of education schema therapy in reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression in nursing and midwifery students. Methods: In this pre-test, post-test study, all nursing and midwifery students who referred to counseling center of Islamic Azad University–Mashhad Branch were assessed. Forty students with anxiety and depression were randomly assigned to two groups (n=20 each) included schema therapy and control groups. The experimental group educated 10 sessions of 70 minutes by schema therapy method. Both groups completed the Cattel anxiety and Beck depression questionnaires as pre-test, post-test and after two months of follow-up. Data was analyzed using multivariate analysis of covariance (MONCOVA) method. Results: of anxiety and depression of the intervention group was significantly decrease compare to the control group in post-test and after two months of follow-up (P<0.05). Conclusion: schema therapy is an effective method to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression in nursing and midwifery students. Counselors and therapist can use schema therapy to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression disorder.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychology
Received: 2014/12/10 | Accepted: 2015/04/4 | Published: 2015/06/14