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Ghamari kivi H, Zahed bablan A, Fathi D. Effectiveness of GroupCognitive-Behavioral Therapy on Death Anxiety among the Breavement Elderly‌‌Man. Journal of Geriatric Nursing 2015; 1 (4) :60-69
URL: http://jgn.medilam.ac.ir/article-1-132-en.html
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Introductionand purpose: The mourning experience is a common phenomenon among elderly. Losing friends and peers along with senility and proximity to death intensify anxiety of death. The aim of  present study was to assess the effectiveness of group cognitive-behavioral therapy on death anxiety among the breavement elderly man.

Materials and Methods: The current study is a quasi experimental research using posttest-pretest with control group. We used convinience sampling method to include 30 elderly residing at a nursing homes in Ardebil City. Templer Death anxiety questionnaire (DAS) was administrated in both pretest and posttest.  The cognitive-behavioral intervention was implimented during eight sessions and each session takes about 90 minutes. Data were analyzed using analysis of covariance (ANCOVA).

Findings: Our findings indicated that groupcognitive-behavioral therapy significantluy reduced death anxiety of elderly (p<0.001).

Conclusion:  According to the results of this research, group cognitive-behavioral therapy lreduces death anxiety of elderly via helping them to accept death.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/04/24 | Accepted: 2015/09/1 | Published: 2015/09/16

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