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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

Mehnoosh Hedayati , Hossein Baghooli


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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