Volume 15, Issue 6 (September 2017)                   Nursing and Midwifery Journal 2017, 15(6): 404-414 | Back to browse issues page

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molaei Z, Ahangarzadeh Rezaei S, Khalkhali H R. THE EFFECT OF HOPE-BASED GROUP THERAPY ON THE CANCER PATIENTS` QUALITY OF LIFE BASED ON SNYDER’S HOPE THEORY. Nursing and Midwifery Journal 2017; 15 (6) :404-414
URL: http://unmf.umsu.ac.ir/article-1-3111-en.html
1- MSc Student of Psychiatric Nursing, University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran
2- Assistant Professor, Nursing and Midwifery Faculty, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran (Corresponding Author) , sorezayee@yahoo.com
3- Associate Professor of Vital Statistics, Patient Safety Research Center, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran
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Background & Aims: Cancer is a chronic disorder which extremely affects the individuals` health and quality of life. Cancer patients lose their independence and ability to be effectively present in family and community and fell lack of competence and confidence. The present study aims at analyzing the effect of hope-based group therapy on the cancer patients` quality of life in Urmia Imam Khomeini educational therapeutic center. Materials & Methods: The present study is an experimental and a randomized clinical trial which is conducted on 40 cancer patients who have referred to the Imam Khomeini educational therapeutic center of Urmia. Patients were selected based on convenience sampling and then they were randomly divided into two intervention and control groups, each having 20 members. Participants of the intervention group were trained based on Snyder's hope theory during one session per week for 8 sessions. The data collection tools included a Demographic Questionnaire, Snyder`s Hope Questionnaire and cancer-specific quality of life questionnaire QLQ-C30 and for data analysis descriptive and inferential statistics was used. Results: The research findings showed that hope-based group therapy increases the mean scores of two components of Functional and quality of life in the intervention group (p0.05). Conclusion: Based on the research findings, the authors concluded that hope therapy has a considerable effect on improving different aspects of male and female cancer patients` health-related quality of life. Therefore, by using the findings of the present research and implementing programs and strategies to intervene hope-based group therapy for cancer patients, officials and administrators of health system in Iran can improve these patients` quality of life in different domains.  
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