The effectiveness of positive cognitive therapy on demoralization syndrome in women with experience COVID -19

Document Type : Original Article


1 Master of Psychology, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran,

2 Assistant professor, Department of psychology, Payame Noor university, Tehran, Iran

3 Department of Cognitive sciences, faculty of psychology and educational sciences, Semnan university, Semnan, Iran.

4 Master of Clinical Psychology Tehran Research Sciences Branch, Tehran, Iran


Introduction: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of positive cognitive therapy in reducing mood swings in women with Covid-19 experience.
Method: The present study is a quasi-experimental study (experimental group and control group with pre-test and post-test). The statistical population of this study is all women aged 25-45 years who were infected with Covid virus between October and January 2020. Patients were referred to the 5th of Azar clinic in Semnan. Among them, 30 people were selected by voluntary sampling and randomly assign into two groups of experimental and control. The two groups answered the  Demoralization scale  (DS) in two stages of pre-test and post-test, and the experimental group received positive cognitive therapy training between the two stages.
Results: Multivariate Analysis of Covariance (MANCOVA) and Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) were used for statistical analysis. Statistical analysis showed that the positive cognitive therapy intervention significantly reduced the components of meaninglessness, despair, boredom, helplessness and failure and the total score of low mood in the experimental group compared to the control group.
Conclusion: Positive cognitive therapy reduced the symptoms of depression in women with Covid-19 virus, so the use of this method can be effective in reducing some of the psychological problems of these patients.


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