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Effectiveness of psychosocial treatment on emotion regulation in people with posttraumatic stress disorder after burn injuries

Aazami, Yousef and Sohrabi, Faramarz and Borjali, Ahmad and Farrokhi, Noor Ali and Farokh Forghani, Siamak (2018) Effectiveness of psychosocial treatment on emotion regulation in people with posttraumatic stress disorder after burn injuries. The Journal of Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, 22 (4). pp. 51-62. ISSN 24235814

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Abstract

Background: Burn is one of the traumatic events that causes posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The burn survivors often experience major psychological problems. Objective: This study evaluated the effectiveness of psychosocial model-based treatment plan on emotion regulation strategies in people with PTSD after burn injury. Methods: The research method was semi experimental with pretest-posttest design with control group. All patients referring to Tehran Shahid Motahari Burn Rescue Hospital participated by using simple random sampling method in 2017. Thirty patients with PTSD diagnosis were selected to the experimental and control groups. The treatment program was conducted during 12 sessions and followed up after two months in the experimental group. The tools of study included a structured diagnostic interview based on the 5th edition of diagnostic and statistical guide (DSM-5), PTSD index (PCL-5) and emotion regulation questionnaire (ERQ). The results were analyzed by multivariate analysis of covariance and t correlation. Findings: The results showed that the treatment program increased the re-evaluation component (as a positive emotion regulation strategy) and decreased repression scores (as a negative strategy) in PTSD patients due to burn injuries and this effect has been lasting for two months. Conclusion: Based on the results, it can be concluded that psychosocial therapeutic program is an effective program for PTSD patients and can affect their emotion regulation strategies. Keywords: Posttraumatic stress disorder, Emotions, Psychosocial factors, Burns, Clinical psychology

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: University Portal > vice chancellor > vcr
Depositing User: pr vcen research
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2018 07:04
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2018 07:04
URI: http://eprints.qums.ac.ir/id/eprint/8406

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