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1- Department of Psychology, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran. , z_yalatif@pnu.ac.ir
2- Department of Psychology, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran.
3- Department of counseling, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran.
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Aims: Hypertension is one of the most common health problems with chronic consequences. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of self-healing training on psychological well-being in women with hypertension.
Methods & Materials: The research method was quasi-experimental with a pre-test, post-test, and two-month follow-up design and control and an experimental group. Thirty women with hypertension referred to the health centers were selected according to convenience sampling and randomly divided into experimental and control groups (n=15 per group). The research instruments included Ryff’s scale of psychological well-being (1989). Repeated measures were utilized to analyze the data.
Findings: The results indicated that the mean total scores of the pre-test, post-test, and follow-up of psychological well-being scale in the experimental group were equal to 213.20, 219.98, and 220.08 respectively, and it was equal to 195.26, 197.33, and 200.06 in the control group. Also, self-healing training significantly increased psychological well-being in participants in the post-test and follow-up stages (P<0.05).
Conclusion: The self-healing training increased psychological well-being in women with hypertension to strengthen the role of the individuals by reducing physiological stress, treating destructive cellular memories, lifestyle modification, and relaxation techniques. Therefore, this method can be used as a new approach with relatively lasting effects to increase the self-care skills of patients with hypertension in health-related centers.
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Mental Health
Received: 2020/10/4 | Accepted: 2022/06/29 | Published: 2022/04/1

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