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Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of literature and humanistic sciences, Lorestan University, Khoramabad, Iran. , Mirderikvand.f@lu.ac.ir
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Background and Aim: Colorectal cancer is one of the most common chronic diseases and the second most common cause of cancer deaths in the world, which is associated with many physical and psychological complications. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of unified transdiagnostic treatment on psychological distress and meta-emotion beliefs in colorectal cancer patients comorbid with stress.
Materials & Methods: This was experimental study with pretest, posttest and follow-up design and a control group. The study sample included 30 members of colorectal cancer patients comorbid with stress. By the convenience sampling method, the experimental group received 8 unified transdiagnostic treatment sessions weekly; however, the control group received no treatment. Both groups were assessed in three phases; pretest, posttest, and two-month follow-up. The assessment tools consisted of stress-anxiety-depression and meta-emotion scale. The obtained data were analyzed in SPSS by repeated-measures Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and Bonferroni post hoc test.
Results: In the pre-test, post-test and follow-up stages the differences between the two groups inpsychological distress [P <0/001, F = 925/26], positive meta-emotion beliefs [P <0/001, F = 362/75 ] And negative meta-emotion beliefs [P <0/001, F = 839/82] were significantly different. Also, the results of the post hoc test showed that there was a significant difference between the pre-test with post-test and follow-up scores (P<0.001) and between the post-test with follow-up scores the non-significant difference (P>0.005).
Conclusion: It seems that unified transdiagnostic treatment can be effective in reducing psychological distress and improving the meta-emotion beliefs in colorectal cancer patients comorbid with stress.
Type of Study: Original | Subject: Pcycology
Received: 2020/03/8 | Accepted: 2020/07/20

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