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Effectiveness of Compassion-based Therapy on Self-Criticism and Sexual Schemas in Women with Breast Cancer
Elham Anoushirvani, Narges Razeghi , Shahnaz Nouhi, Hakime Aghae
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Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of compassion-based therapy on self-criticism and sexual schemas in women with breast cancer.
Method: The method of this research was quasi-experimental using pre-test and post-test design with two experimental and control groups. The statistical population of this study included all female patients with breast cancer in Imam Khomeini Hospital (RA) who referred to this hospital in 2009-2010. According to the announced statistics, there were about 250 people and among them using Available sampling 30 people were randomly selected and randomly assigned to experimental and control groups (each group consisting of 15 people). Then, Thomson and Zoroff (2004) self-criticism questionnaires and Anderson and Siranowski (1994) sexual schemas were completed by both groups. The compassion-based treatment program was then administered to the experimental group. Then the questionnaires mentioned above were completed again by both groups. Data were analyzed using SPSS software version 24 and analysis of covariance.
Results: The findings showed that the effect of compassion-based therapy on self-criticism and sexual schemas was significant in women with breast cancer (P = 0.001)
Conclusion: Therefore, it can be said that compassion-based therapy is one of the therapies of the third wave group of psychological therapies that has been able to improve the level of self-criticism and sexual schemas of women with breast cancer.
Keywords: Compassion-Based Therapy, Self-Criticism, Sexual Schemas, Breast Cancer
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2021/06/15 | Accepted: 2021/09/4 | Published: 2021/09/1

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