Volume 24, Issue 4 (Autumn 2018)                   Intern Med Today 2018, 24(4): 294-300 | Back to browse issues page

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Hosseini Tabatabaei R, Bolghan-Abadi M, Bazargan M. Investigating the Effectiveness of Group-Based Psychotherapy on Interpersonal Problems in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis. Intern Med Today 2018; 24 (4) :294-300
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1- Clinical Psychology, Neyshabur Branch, Islamic Azad University, Neyshabur, Iran
2- Young Researcher and Elite Club, Neyshabur Branch, Islamic Azad University, Neyshabur, Iran , mbolghan@gmail.com
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Aims: According to the nature of multiple sclerosis (MS) disease, the patients with MS are always facing with problems in their interpersonal communications. Therefore, the study investigates the effectiveness of group-based solution-focused therapy on interpersonal problems in patients with multiple sclerosis
Materials and methods: The research method was semi-experimental with pretest/posttest and control group design. A number of 40 members of Multiple Sclerosis Association of Mashhad were selected through convenience sampling and assigned to experimental and control groups randomly. The experimental group has been received group-based solution-focused intervention and the control group was in wait list. To gather the data Barkham, Hardy, and Startup’s Inventory of Interpersonal Problems (IIP-32) was used. The obtained data analyzed by MANCOVA test through SPSS-23 software.
Findings: According to the mean of the interpersonal problems of the experimental group rather than the mean of the interpersonal problems of control group, it can be concluded that the group-based solution-focused therapy lead to reduce the interpersonal problems of experimental group (P>.001, F= 81.31). The effect size was .69.
Conclusion: According to group-based solution-focused therapy has a non-pathological view as communicative approach, could be effective on resolving the interpersonal problems of patients with MS.    
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Mental Health
Received: 2017/12/20 | Accepted: 2018/06/12 | Published: 2018/09/22

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