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Ethics code: IR.MUI.MED.REC. 1399.026
Clinical trials code: 47160

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Ebrahimi A, Mosavi S M H, Khorasani P, Ahmadi M, Andalib S. The effectiveness of group therapy based on psychological flexibility (ABBR) on the quality of work life and general health of nurses working in the COVID-19 department. ioh 2024; 20 (2) :341-352
URL: http://ioh.iums.ac.ir/article-1-3507-en.html
PhD in Psychology.Department of Psychology, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Islamic Azad University Science and Research Branch, Tehran(Esfahan). Isfahan. , andalibsima@gmail.com
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Introduction: In the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses were subjected to stressful conditions, which necessitated the need for psychological-supportive interventions. The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of the educational-therapeutic package based on psychological flexibility on the quality of work life and general health of COVID-19 nurses.
Materials and methods: This study was a single-blind clinical trial. Based on the clinical interview, 30 people were selected from the population of 120 nurses working in Isa Bin Maryam Center for Covid-19 Hospital in Isfahan city in the winter of 2019 and were randomly assigned to two control and intervention groups. The study tools were Walton's Quality of Work Life Questionnaire and General Health Questionnaire (PHQ) and psychological safe exposure educational-therapeutic package based on psychological flexibility. The data were analyzed in SPSS 24 statistical software with univariate analysis of covariance method.
Findings: The average scores of the quality of life and general health of the two groups before the study had no statistically significant difference (p>0.05). After the intervention, the average quality of life scores of the experimental and control groups were 74.7 and 72.6, respectively, which did not have a statistically significant difference, but the average scores of the general health of the experimental and control groups were 31.7 and 38.8, respectively, which was a statistically significant difference.
Conclusion: the application of the therapeutic educational package based on psychological flexibility has been able to have a positive and significant effect on the general health components of nurses; Therefore, it is suggested to pay attention to these educational packages in educational planning and nursing management policies.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Workplace Health
Received: 2023/04/30 | Accepted: 2024/02/16 | Published: 2024/01/20

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