Life Skills Training Effectiveness on Non- Metastatic Breast Cancer Mental Health: A Clinical Trial

Background: Patients with breast cancer are predisposed to some psychiatric symptoms and mental disorders as a result of their diagnosis or lifestyle. These problems cause patients to have daily stress, feelings of guilt, anxiety, a dysphoric mood, and impaired social relations. Such problems will l...

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Main Authors: Mina Shabani, Minoosh Moghimi, Reza Eghdam Zamiri, Fatemeh Nazari, Nouraddin Mousavinasab, Zahra Shajari
Format: Article
Language:English
Published: Shiraz University of Medical Sciences 2012-10-01
Series:Middle East Journal of Cancer
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Online Access:http://mejc.sums.ac.ir/index.php/mejc/article/view/113/214
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spelling doaj-568e8f38074141f3a1fb60b226cb9ae12020-11-25T02:38:55ZengShiraz University of Medical SciencesMiddle East Journal of Cancer 2008-67092008-66872012-10-0134109117Life Skills Training Effectiveness on Non- Metastatic Breast Cancer Mental Health: A Clinical TrialMina ShabaniMinoosh MoghimiReza Eghdam ZamiriFatemeh NazariNouraddin MousavinasabZahra ShajariBackground: Patients with breast cancer are predisposed to some psychiatric symptoms and mental disorders as a result of their diagnosis or lifestyle. These problems cause patients to have daily stress, feelings of guilt, anxiety, a dysphoric mood, and impaired social relations. Such problems will lead to serious mental disorders.Therefore, life skills training may enable patients to cope better with these problems and improve their mental health.Methods: In an experimental study 50 breast cancer patients were randomly selected and assigned to two groups, experimental and control. The experimental group attended life skills training classes continuously for ten weeks. The duration of each class was two hours. Participants in both groups completed a General Health Questionnaire-28 form before the commencement of classes, after two weeks of training, and again at two months after course completion. The statistical method used in this study was the t-test.Results: In the life skills training group, patients' depressive and anxiety symptoms, somatization disorders, sleep disorders, and disorders of social functioning significantly decreased (P<0.0001). There was no change in the control group.Conclusion: The results show that life skills training can be considered a supportive method for symptoms of depression, anxiety, sleep, and somatic disorders in patients with breast cancer.http://mejc.sums.ac.ir/index.php/mejc/article/view/113/214Breast cancerLife skills trainingGHQ-28Quality of life
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Minoosh Moghimi
Reza Eghdam Zamiri
Fatemeh Nazari
Nouraddin Mousavinasab
Zahra Shajari
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Minoosh Moghimi
Reza Eghdam Zamiri
Fatemeh Nazari
Nouraddin Mousavinasab
Zahra Shajari
Life Skills Training Effectiveness on Non- Metastatic Breast Cancer Mental Health: A Clinical Trial
Middle East Journal of Cancer
Breast cancer
Life skills training
GHQ-28
Quality of life
author_facet Mina Shabani
Minoosh Moghimi
Reza Eghdam Zamiri
Fatemeh Nazari
Nouraddin Mousavinasab
Zahra Shajari
author_sort Mina Shabani
title Life Skills Training Effectiveness on Non- Metastatic Breast Cancer Mental Health: A Clinical Trial
title_short Life Skills Training Effectiveness on Non- Metastatic Breast Cancer Mental Health: A Clinical Trial
title_full Life Skills Training Effectiveness on Non- Metastatic Breast Cancer Mental Health: A Clinical Trial
title_fullStr Life Skills Training Effectiveness on Non- Metastatic Breast Cancer Mental Health: A Clinical Trial
title_full_unstemmed Life Skills Training Effectiveness on Non- Metastatic Breast Cancer Mental Health: A Clinical Trial
title_sort life skills training effectiveness on non- metastatic breast cancer mental health: a clinical trial
publisher Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
series Middle East Journal of Cancer
issn 2008-6709
2008-6687
publishDate 2012-10-01
description Background: Patients with breast cancer are predisposed to some psychiatric symptoms and mental disorders as a result of their diagnosis or lifestyle. These problems cause patients to have daily stress, feelings of guilt, anxiety, a dysphoric mood, and impaired social relations. Such problems will lead to serious mental disorders.Therefore, life skills training may enable patients to cope better with these problems and improve their mental health.Methods: In an experimental study 50 breast cancer patients were randomly selected and assigned to two groups, experimental and control. The experimental group attended life skills training classes continuously for ten weeks. The duration of each class was two hours. Participants in both groups completed a General Health Questionnaire-28 form before the commencement of classes, after two weeks of training, and again at two months after course completion. The statistical method used in this study was the t-test.Results: In the life skills training group, patients' depressive and anxiety symptoms, somatization disorders, sleep disorders, and disorders of social functioning significantly decreased (P<0.0001). There was no change in the control group.Conclusion: The results show that life skills training can be considered a supportive method for symptoms of depression, anxiety, sleep, and somatic disorders in patients with breast cancer.
topic Breast cancer
Life skills training
GHQ-28
Quality of life
url http://mejc.sums.ac.ir/index.php/mejc/article/view/113/214
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