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Baradaran Eftekhari M, forouzan A S, mirabzadeh A, dejman M, Yousefi H. Maintaining and Promoting Techniques for Mental Health Used by Iranian Married Women: A Qualitative Study. IJPCP. 2018; 24 (1) :70-79
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-2699-en.html
1- Deputy of Research and Technology, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran , Email:mbeftekhari200@gmail.com
2- Social Determinants of Health Research Center, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Department of IT, Faculty of Computer Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (2835 Views)
Objectives Mental health problems are prevalent especially in women all over the world. These problems have adverse effects on various aspects of life. Interventional programs to mental health promotion related to sociocultural structure and it is needed to know the coping mechanisms and mental health promotion strategies and it is the aim of this study.
Methods This is a qualitative study. The relevant data were collected by in-depth interviews with 15 married women (18-65 years old) in Tehran. Then the obtained data were investigated through content analysis.
Results Married women used four strategies to cope with the stress and promote the mental health status: a) strengthening the spiritual aspects, b) learning the skills of stress management, positive thinking, self-controlling and problem solving, c) seeking help, and d) setting their priorities setting and avoid daily boring tasks.
Conclusion Teaching coping mechanisms based on problem-solving techniques is essential for mental health promotion in married women.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2017/05/6 | Accepted: 2017/11/1 | Published: 2018/04/1

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