Investigating the effect of life skill trainings on reducing the addicted men`s anxiety and stress in the psychiatric hospital of professor Moharerri in Shiraz
Life skill trainings to people causes changes in their knowledge and attitudes toward drugs. The present study was conducted with the aim of evaluating the effect of life skill trainings on reducing the anxiety and stress of male addicts in the psychiatric Hospital of Professor Moharerri. The method of this study was quasi-experimental with the experimental and control groups having pretest and post-test design. The statistical population included all addicted men in the Psychiatric Hospital of Professor Moharerri. The research sample included 30 individuals selected through convenient sampling which were randomly assigned into experimental and control groups and had responded to the anxiety and stress scales two different times. After implementing the post-test (completion of the questionnaire in the first stage), the experimental group samples participated in the life skill training sessions, while the control group did not receive any trainings during this period. The research results were analyzed using one way analysis of covariance. The results showed a significant difference between two groups in terms of total scores of anxiety and stress. Analysis of the table of means showed that the mean of total scores of anxiety and stress was significantly lower in the experimental group compared to that of the control group. The results showed that the mean score of anxiety in the experimental group was significantly lower than that of the control group. Moreover, the mean score of stress in the experimental group was significantly lower than that of the control group.
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