Authors : Atiyeh Ranjbardar and Habibollah Akbari
Abstract: This study was done to determine the effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) on quality of life and were dysfunctional attitudes of bipolar patients. The research method was semi-experimental by design of pre-test and post-test on the control group. The sample size was 20 patients who are non-randomly selected from patients who scored high in bipolar disorder questionnaire. They were divided into two group with 10 members, experimental and control group. The first group (test group) were individually treated with Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). The quality of life questionnaire (SF36) Dysfunctional Attitude Scale (DAS 26) was performed on them and after the sessions, they were taken a test and the covariance analysis was used for the post-test of data. The results of this study indicate that bipolar disorder is reduced by cognitive-behavioral therapy CBT as well as cognitive-behavioral therapy CBT raise the quality of life in bipolar disorder patients and dysfunctional attitudes of bipolar patients is reduced. In addition, it has effected on the physical, general health, social functioning and mental health and have created significant changes in bipolar patients. In general it, can be noted that cognitive-behavioral therapy is effective on reduction bipolar disorder as well as quality of life and dysfunctional attitude and it can be used as a clinical intervention by specialists.
Atiyeh Ranjbardar and Habibollah Akbari, 2016. Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy CBT on Quality of Life and Dysfunctional Attitudes of Bipolar Patients. The Social Sciences, 11: 7375-7380.