Volume 15, Issue 4 (1-2014)                   yafte 2014, 15(4): 20-29 | Back to browse issues page

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Background : Psychological problems such as anxiety is amongst important problems that patients with cardiovascular disease encounter with, and about 65% of the patients experience it, which results in delay to return to work, reducing quality of life and increase in risk of mortality. The aim of this research was to determine and compare the mean of anxiety in these patients, before, after and two months after intervention in both case and control groups. Materials and Methods: This research is an experimental study and consists of two groups and three stages which carried at on 40 male patients with coronary heart disease, selected randomly, as case and control. Data gathering tool was Beck anxiety inventory. The data were analyzed by covariance test and SPSS v.19 software. The Anxiety test was administered to the both groups before and after the intervention and during follow up period. Results: The results showed a significant difference between anxiety of the patients before, after, and two month after intervention. (P<0.001) Conclusion: Regarding the effect of cognitive therapy based on presence of mind on anxiety of the patients and its long effect, to make use of this method seems necessary in all levels of prevention and treatment of the patients with physical diseases.
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Received: 2014/01/18 | Accepted: 2014/01/18 | Published: 2014/01/18

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