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Group Training of Stress Managementvs.GroupCognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Reducing Depression, Anxiety and Perceived StressamongHIV-Positive Men

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Akbar Hemmati Sabet 1 , Javad Khalatbari 1 , Maryam Abbas Ghorbani 1 , Mohammad Haghighi 2 , Mohammad Ahmadpanah 2 , *

1 Islamic Azad University, Tonekabun Branch, Tonekabun, Iran

2 Behavioral Disorders and Substances Abuse Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Science, Hamadan, Iran

How to Cite: Hemmati Sabet A, Khalatbari J, Abbas Ghorbani M, Haghighi M, Ahmadpanah M. Group Training of Stress Managementvs.GroupCognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Reducing Depression, Anxiety and Perceived StressamongHIV-Positive Men, Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci. 2013 ; 7(1):4-8.

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Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences: 7 (1); 4-8
Published Online: June 30, 2013
Article Type: Original Article
Received: June 20, 2012
Revised: September 01, 2012
Accepted: November 24, 2012

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Abstract

Objective: To compare the effectiveness of group training of stress management with cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) in reducing depression, anxiety and stress perceived among HIV-positive men.

Methods:Inthis semi-experimental study, three groups of HIV-positive men (CBT group, stress management group, and control group) including 15 patients in each group were compared regarding depression, anxiety, and stress using pre-test and post-test tools.

Results: Both interventions (CBT and stress management) were effective in reducing depression, anxiety and perceived stress. Evaluating adjustedmean showed the more effectivenessofthe group stressmanagementtraining than CBT.

Conclusion: Group stress management training is more effective than group CBT in HIV-positive mentodecreasedepression, anxiety and stress management.

Declaration of interest: None.

Clinical Trial Registration: URL: http://.irct.ir. Unique identifier: 2012121711782N1

Citation: HemmatiSabet A, Khalatbari J, Abbas Ghorbani M, Haghighi M, Ahmadpanah M. Group training of stress management vs. group cognitive-behavioral therapy in reducing depression, anxiety and perceived stress among HIV-positive men. Iran J Psychiatry Behave Sci 2013; 7(1): 4-8

Keywords

Anxiety Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Depression Group Training of Stress Management HIV

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