دانشگاه اصفهان، اصفهان، ایران
عنوان مقاله [English]
Introduction: Essential Hypertension is the third cause of death and one of the most important causes of chronic disability in the world that its course can be chronic and progressive quality of life of patients in different aspects of their affect. The purpose of present study is to determine the effect of Hope Therapy and Drug Therapy on improvement of Quality of Life in the patients with Essential Hypertension.
Method: The present research is a quasi-experimental study that performed in Heart center of Medical University of Isfahan between April 2007 and April 2008. 40 Patients with Essential Hypertension were assigned in 2 groups as experimental group who received Hope Therapy and control group with Drug Therapy. Data were collected in this study by demographic questionnaire and short form of quality of life questionnaire. Questionnaire were completed by both groups in three stages before, after and three months after the intervention (follow-up phase) then analyzed.
Results: Results showed that Hope Therapy was more effective than Drug Therapy on improvement of Quality of Life in the patients with Essential Hypertension in post test and follow-up phase.
Conclusion: Hope Therapy is effective on improvement of Quality of Life in the patients with Essential Hypertension. The results suggest a team work approach consist of Psychologists and Heart Professional can be useful for treatment of Quality of Life in the patients with Essential Hypertension.