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Efficacy of Organized Curriculum for Husbands about Menopause on the Menopausal Depression and Anxiety

Author(s): Narges Bahri | Ali Delshad | Fatemeh Haddizadeh Talasaz

Journal: Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology
ISSN 1735-4315

Volume: 13;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 128;
Date: 2007;
Original page

Keywords: menopause | education | depression | anxiety

Objectives: The aim of this project was to evaluate the efficacy of educating husbands of menopausal women about the signs and complications of menopause on depression and anxiety of women during menopausal period.   Method: In this clinical trial, 102 women aged 45-60 yrs were randomly assigned to two test and control groups. First, both groups completed individual demographic questionnaire, Beck Depression Inventory, and Spiell-Berger Anxiety Inventory. Then husbands of test group participated in the face-to-face educational sessions about the signs and complications of menopause. A month later, all clients completed Beck Depression Inventory and Spiell-berger Anxiety Inventory again.   Results: There was not any significant statistical difference between the two groups in the depression and anxiety scores mean. Mean score for depression was lower in the test group than the control group after the intervention the two groups differed significantly in this regard (p
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