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Mirzakhani M, Gharraee B, Zahedi Tajrishi K, Khanjani S, Noorbala A A, Safaei Nodehi S R. Effect of Compassion-focused Therapy on Depression, anxiety, Stress, and Quality of Life in Patients With Cancer: A Clinical Trial. IJPCP 2023; 29 (2) :142-155
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-3836-en.html
1- Department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of School of Behavioral Sciences, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Science, Tehran, Iran.
2- Department of Clinical Psychology, School of Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health (Tehran Institute of Psychiatry), Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , gharraee.b@iums.ac.ir
3- Department of Clinical Psychology, School of Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health (Tehran Institute of Psychiatry), Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
4- Psychological Medicine Research Center, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
5- Department of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology Ward, Cancer Reserch Center, Cancer Institue, Imam Khmaini Hospital Complex, Tehran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran.
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Objectives Cancer is a chronic and life-threatening disease. More than 50% of patients with cancer suffer from some psychological disorders. Compassion-focused therapy (CFT) is a new approach in psychology. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of CFT on some Pychological Sympthoms and quality of life of cancer patients.
Methods This is a randomized clinical trial with a pre-test-post-test design. Thirty cancer patients referred to the chemotherapy ward of Imam Khomeini Hospital in Tehran, Iran, were selected by a convenience sampling method and randomly assigned to intervention and control groups. The intervention group received CFT for 8 weeks. All participants were assessed by self-compassion scale (SCS), depression anxiety stress (DASS), and EORTC QLQ-C30 before, immediately after the intervention. Data were analyzed by Multivariate analysis of covariance (MANCOVA) and univariate analysis of covariance (ANCOVA)with SPSS software, version 23.
Results Anxiety, depression, and stress were significantly reduced in the intervention group in the post-test and follow-up phases (P<0.01). the quality of life significantly increased after treatment compared to the control group. 
Conclusion  CFT can be an effective treatment for reducing depression, anxiety, and stress and improving the QoL of patients with cancer.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2023/01/11 | Accepted: 2023/06/14 | Published: 2023/07/1

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