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IJPN 2020, 8(5): 78-86 Back to browse issues page
Evaluation of the Effect of Group Psychoeducation on the Anxiety Level of the Main Caregiver of Bipolar Patients
Mohammad Moradi baglooei , Hossein Javdani , Saeid Shahsavari
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Introduction: Family members of psychiatric patients often experience disabilities and experiences of distress, anxiety, depression, and economic problems. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of group educational interventions on the anxiety of primary caregivers of patients with type I bipolar disorder for the first time.
Methods: The present study was a clinical trial with a control group using a convenience sampling method and was randomly divided into two equal experimental (n = 32) and control (n = 32) groups. eligibility for data collection two demographic and beck anxiety questionnaires was used in two stages including pre-intervention and post-intervention and both groups were asked to attend a meeting. completing the post-test (beck anxiety inventory) in a group. during the eight sessions, they received group-based psychosocial interventions and the control group received no intervention after the pre-test. spss software version 20 and p-value <0.05 were used for data analysis.
Results: The mean anxiety level in the experimental group in the pre-test was 37.44 with a standard deviation of 11.76 and in the control group was 29.53 with the standard deviation of 8.89.
the mean level of anxiety in the experimental group at post-test was 12.22 with the standard deviation of 7.84 and in the control group was 28.41 with standard deviation of 9.10. the mean level of anxiety in the experimental group was 6.69 with a standard deviation of 4.81 and in the control group was 27.31 with a standard deviation of 9.44.
Conclusion: The designed group psychoeducational intervention used in this study has been able to produce favorable changes in carerschr('39') awareness about caring for patients with type I bipolar disorder and thereby reduce their anxiety. 
 
Keywords: Anxiety, Bipolar disorder,   Family psycho education.
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/08/16 | Accepted: 2020/11/30 | Published: 2020/11/30 | ePublished: 2020/11/30
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moradi baglooei M, javdani H, Shahsavari S. Evaluation of the Effect of Group Psychoeducation on the Anxiety Level of the Main Caregiver of Bipolar Patients. IJPN. 2020; 8 (5) :78-86
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نشریه روان پرستاری Iranian Journal of  Psychiatric Nursing
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