Volume 13, Issue 2 (8-2007)                   IJPCP 2007, 13(2): 128-131 | Back to browse issues page

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Bahri N, Delshad A, Haddizadeh Talasaz F. Efficacy of Organized Curriculum for Husbands about Menopause on the Menopausal Depression and Anxiety. IJPCP. 2007; 13 (2) :128-131
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-162-en.html
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  Objectives: The aim of this project was to evaluate the efficacy of educating husbands of menopausal women about the signs and complications of menopause on depression and anxiety of women during menopausal period.

  Method: In this clinical trial, 102 women aged 45-60 yrs were randomly assigned to two test and control groups. First, both groups completed individual demographic questionnaire, Beck Depression Inventory, and Spiell-Berger Anxiety Inventory. Then husbands of test group participated in the face-to-face educational sessions about the signs and complications of menopause. A month later, all clients completed Beck Depression Inventory and Spiell-berger Anxiety Inventory again.

  Results: There was not any significant statistical difference between the two groups in the depression and anxiety scores mean. Mean score for depression was lower in the test group than the control group after the intervention the two groups differed significantly in this regard (p<0.05). Evaluation of anxiety score one month after the education also showed that the mean score of anxiety was significantly lower in the test group than the control (p<0.001).

  Conclusion: Education of husbands about the signs and effects of menopause can have a significant reduction in the levels of dep-ression and anxiety during menopausal period.

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2007/08/25

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