54the International Neuropsychiatric Pula Congress in Pula,Croatia , 2014-06-18

Title : ( The examination of Effectiveness of Emotionally focused couples therapy on life satisfaction and Improvement of depression due to heart diseas )

Authors: Seyed Ali kimiaei ,

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Background: There is certainly evidence that acute stress such as a marital argument can precipitate a heart attack in men and women and effect on couple lifecycle. But does that mean that going into couples therapy is an effective strategy for preventing a heart attack? on the other hand, one of the best therapy for marital problems is emotional focused couple therapy because it attention to emotions such as anger, guilt, fear and so on. Therefore the purpose of this study was identify and determine the effectiveness of Emotionally Focused couple therapy on decreasing the symptoms of depression due to heart diseases, and increasing satisfaction of life on people with cardiac diseases. Method and material: This research consisted of a qui-experimental type(pre-test and post-test) with a control group. In order to conduct this research, 14 couples among cardiac patients who refer to health center in Zaveh City were selected by available sampling; this sample was diminished to 10 couples before the intervention and they were randomly placed in two experiment and control group. The couples who were placed in experiment group received 10 sessions of EFCT, once a week for an hour and couples who were in control group did not receive this intervention. The investigation tools for collecting data include Beck depression inventory (BDI-II)and satisfaction with life scale (SWLS). Cardiac patients initially have been screened due to the depression diagnose and followed by (BDI-II) and (SWLS) in form of pre-test and post- test. Data were analysis by using ANCOVA. Findings: In order to compare the two groups on depression scores, ANCOVA results indicate that the effect of pre-test scores were significant. That depression pre-test and post-test scores, there is a significant relationship between these variables. The results set forth in the above table (1) shows that after controlling for pre-test scores, a significant effect of group on post-test of depression. Major finding means that the emotion-focused couple therapy reduces depression in the group could be tested. In order to compare the two groups in life satisfaction scores, ANCOVA results in Table(2) indicate that the effect is significant scores. That is between the experimental and control groups in post-test revealed a significant difference in life satisfaction on patient with heart diseases . The effect of emotion-focused couple therapy has had a significant effect on the increase in life satisfaction in couples. Conclusions: According to results of this study Emotionally focused couples therapy significantly decreased the symptoms of depression in cardiac patients in comparing to control group (p<0.05). In addition, EFCT significantly increased the satisfaction of life in patients with cardiac disease comparing to control group (p<0.01). therefore, Emotional focused couple therapy not only effected on reduced Depression but also improve the life satisfaction of cardiac patients .so, the result of research recommend to helping professional in use of this therapy at Medical situation.

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, Keywords: Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, Depression due to cardiac disease, Life
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author = {Kimiaei, Seyed Ali},
title = {The examination of Effectiveness of Emotionally focused couples therapy on life satisfaction and Improvement of depression due to heart diseas},
booktitle = {54the International Neuropsychiatric Pula Congress in Pula,Croatia},
year = {2014},
location = {pula},
keywords = {Keywords: Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy; Depression due to cardiac disease; Life Satisfaction.},
}

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%0 Conference Proceedings
%T The examination of Effectiveness of Emotionally focused couples therapy on life satisfaction and Improvement of depression due to heart diseas
%A Kimiaei, Seyed Ali
%J 54the International Neuropsychiatric Pula Congress in Pula,Croatia
%D 2014

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