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The effectiveness of Holy Quran based life skills training on improving quality of life and physical and mental health in female members of bassij in south – west of Tehran

Fardad, F and Dokaneheeifard, F (2017) The effectiveness of Holy Quran based life skills training on improving quality of life and physical and mental health in female members of bassij in south – west of Tehran. The Journal of Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, 20 (6). pp. 45-52. ISSN 24235814

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Abstract

Background: Life skills include the abilities resulting in improvement of the mental health of community members, the richness of human relations and increase of health related behaviors in the community. If these ability have the Quranic approach could increase the adaptation level and positive and effective behaviors resulting in improvement of happiness and success in life. Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of an intervention, called "Life skills training with Quranic Approach", on the quality of life (emotional reaction, social functioning, vitality and energy), mental and physical health of women. Methods: The study was quasi-experimental, with a pretest-posttest design and included a casecontrol groups between 80 basij women aged 20-40 in the year 2015 that were applicants for the workshops, 30 women were selected and randomly assigned to two group. The experimental group attended 12, 90-minute sessions of the life skills training with Quranic approach workshop as the intervention. A 12-question quality-of-life questionnaire and Oxford happiness questionnaire were used to assess the dependent variables. Data were analyzed with descriptive and analytical statistics dependent, independent t-test, and analysis of Covariance. P<0.05 was considered significant. Findings: Analysis of Covariance demonstrated an increase in some subscales of life quality dependent variables, including emotional reaction, joy and vital energy and mental health; but, there was no significant difference in the subscales of physical health and social functioning between two groups. Conclusion: In general, the results affirm the effectiveness of the intervention on dependent variables. Life skills training with Quranic approach were effective in increasing emotional reaction and quality of life in studied subjects. Women are as an important pillar of the family, and this effect will be play important role in creating healthy society. Keywords: Life skills based on Holy Quran, Quality of life parameters, Physical health, Mental health

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: University Portal > vice chancellor > vcr
Depositing User: pr vcen research
Date Deposited: 25 Dec 2017 06:14
Last Modified: 25 Dec 2017 06:14
URI: http://eprints.qums.ac.ir/id/eprint/7112

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