The Effectiveness of Compassion Focused Therapy on Anxiety and Perceived Stress in Patient with Corona Disease.

Document Type : Research Paper


1 PhD Student Psychology, Islamic Azad University ,Mazandaran, Iran

2 Associate professor , Department of Psychology ,Payame Noor University, Tehran , Iran


The present study aimed to determine the effectiveness of compassion focused therapy as one of the effective and new methods in reducing anxiety and perceived stress in patients with corona disease. It was a quasi-experimental study with pretest, posttest and control group design. The statistical populations of the study included all men and women with corona disease in Tonkabon, Iran, in 2021. The samples of this study consisted of 30 men and women with corona disease who were selected through available sampling. The applied questionnaires in the study included Corona Disease Anxiety Scale (CDAS) and Perceived Stress Scale. The experimental groups received eight seasons of compassion focused therapy once a week, while the control group didn't receive any intervention during the study. Data were analyzed using multivariate covariance analysis (MANCOVA). The findings showed that compassion focused therapy could significantly reduce anxiety and perceived stress. Based on the findings, it can be concluded that compassion focused therapy can be considered as an effective intervention to reduce anxiety and perceived stress in patients with corona disease.


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